Help for the holidays

The Postal Service offers counseling and other services during the holidays — and all year long — through the USPS Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If you need to talk to someone, you can call EAP’s toll-free number at 800-327-4968 (800-EAP-4YOU). The TTY number is 877-492-7341.

Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

EAP is voluntary, confidential and free.

In addition to telephone counseling, EAP offers face-to-face counseling and video, text and online therapy.

The website has information about all available services, including a series of one-page printouts that address a variety of topics, including dealing with loss, managing grief and celebrating safely.