The Love Comes First

As the year went by I watched a gradual transformation occur. Bit by bit my friend restored every inch of that car. As we faced final exams that year, my friend arrived in what had become a shining, rumbling, teenage automotive dream. It was as beautiful as the image he had described in the fall.

What I’ve learned from that experience is that the love comes first. That car looked like a disaster to me. He loved it, saw the possibilities ...

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Take the StigmaFree Pledge

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. 1 in 5 Americans are affected by a mental health condition every year and almost every American is affected or impacted through their work, friends and family.

Many people mistakenly believe that anyone with a mental health condition is unable to function or perform well in a work environment. This however is very far from the truth.

Mental illness is defined as a condition that alters thinking, ...

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Capital EAP and St Peters Partner to Stop Smoking

New Classes

If you or a member of your family smokes and wants to quit, the St. Peter’s Health Partners 7-week “The Butt Stops Here” Smoking Cessation program is included in your EAP Wellness Benefit!

EAP Members may participate for FREE

  • 7, one-hour sessions (one per week for 7 weeks)
  • 2 weeks of nicotine patches or gum
  • “The Butt Stops Here” workbook
  • Relaxation CD including deep breathing, 10-minute Power Nap, Self-Hypnosis and Visualization techniques
  • Personal “Quit Kit

More about the program

As the leading cause of preventable death, smoking ...

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RPI and Capital EAP partner to promote World-Class Organizational Development

Capital EAP is proud to announce a new partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to offer world-class Organizational Development Services as a component of its member training program.

Developed in partnership with Rensselaer’s Archer Center for Student Leadership Development and the Lally School of Management and Technology, the new program is delivered by certified trainers at Rensselaer’s Division of Human Resources. The partnership with Rensselaer expands on Capital EAP’s commitment to provide services that improve the professional skills of Capital EAP ...

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The Power of Thank You

Article by Merci Miglino
Organizational Development Trainer, Capital EAP

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is thank you that would suffice.

So said Meister Eckhart, a 13th century theologian, philosopher and mystic. While many of us may not think of an expression of gratitude as prayer, there’s no debate about the power it has to simultaneously change the person we thank and ourselves.

And best of all, it takes little or no time to do — a genuine ...

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National Depression Screening Day 2014

When asked to describe the typical symptoms of depression, most people lean towards the emotional aspects, such as hopelessness, persistent sadness or irritability. Many times, however, depression can present itself in a series of physical symptoms.

Headaches, back pain, muscle aches, chest pains, digestive system issues, extreme fatigue and sleep disorders can be a few of the physical symptoms of depression, a treatable condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. Since many of these symptoms are also symptoms of ...

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Your Family is an EAP Member too

The total number of family members – spouses and children – covered by Capital EAP is roughly equal to the total number of employees that have the benefit. Yet on average, only one family member uses their Capital EAP benefit for every 12 employees that access their services. Why is that?

Sure, for working spouses, some are covered by their own EAP program provided by their own employer. But statistically speaking, that only accounts for a small percentage. For the rest, ...

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Nutritionist Available for Capital EAP Members

Capital Counseling is pleased to announce the addition of Christine Sloat, MS, RD, CDN, to its clinical team. Christine is certified as a Dietitian-Nutritionist by the State of New York and a member of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

As part of Capital EAP’s effort to expand Wellness services to its members, Christine is now available for scheduled, telephonic support to answer questions about various topics on diet and nutrition from cooking with diabetes to general healthy ...

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Mental Health Awareness

“I have a typical middle class American background. I was a decent student in grade school. I wasn’t popular or unpopular in high school and had a close group of friends. I went on to college and graduated with honors and have since become fairly respected in my chosen career. I have a great job that I like very much. I have hobbies that fill my free time and charitable endeavors that I work to help out with ...

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Capital EAP Open Workshop Schedule for Spring, 2014

Open workshops are FREE for Capital EAP Members.

To enroll, Contact Us, email us at, or call (518) 465-3813 Ext 117. Please provide your name, email, and the company you work for. Registration ensures that you will be contacted in the event of any changes and allows us to plan for the correct number of attendees.

You can also enroll through this website by logging in and selected “Workshops & Events

If you are not a Capital EAP ...

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