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Mental/Emotional Wellbeing

ASUN recognizes that COVID-19 creates stress from fear of becoming ill or loved ones becoming ill, financial insecurity, and changes to our normal routines, including wearing masks and having to practice social distancing. We want, therefore, to make sure that all employees are aware of ASUN’s support resources:

  • Employee Assistance Program: ASUN offers free and confidential support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). To request assistance, call the St. Bernard’s Counseling Center at 870.930.9090 or toll-free at 1.800.346.0183. The professionally trained staff will request information about your specific needs so that an assessment can be scheduled for you.
  • Mental Health Services: ASUN has a licensed counselor available to speak with both employees and students about the difficult realities of COVID-19 and the return to campuses.  You can contact the ASUN Counseling Center at 870.520.8241 or by sending an email to  You can also make an appointment to speak with the counselor.