Life Balance: Monthly SEAP Articles

May 2015 - Summer safety tips for everyone

March 2015 - A new approach to ending bullying: Empowering kids to be kind

January 2015 - The key to well-being: Treat yourself the way you'd like to be treated

December 2014 - The Mediterranean diet: A celebration of life

October 2014 - Love should never be violent. If it is, it's not love; it's control.

April 2014 - Are you addicted to shopping? If you can't stop, you are.

March 2014 - Compulsive gambling: It's all in the brain

February 2014 - Alcoholism: The family inheritance that no one wants

January 2014 - Positive thinking could make you healthier. Imagine that!

December 2013 - Certain Gifts You Just Can't Buy. But They Last a Lifetime.

August 2013 - College: A Great Investment and How to Fund It

July 2013 - The Youth Elixir: Exercise Good for the Body; Great for the Brain

June 2013 - A Courageous Move! Coming Out is Not Easy for Anyone

May 2013 - Social Media: Your Teenager's Friend or Foe? 

March 2013 - Surviving the Teenage Years Unscathed: Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

January 2013 - Forget New Year's Resolutions: Create a New You, Instead

November 2012 - When the Holidays Give you the Blues: Coping with Seasonal Stress

October 2012 - Moving Through Grief: Exercise Can Help

July 2012 - Take a Vacation from Stress with a Vacation from Work

June 2012 - Enhancing Relationships, Strengthening Commitment

March 2012 - Outlasting the Economic Downturn: Cut Your Costs to Trim the Stress

SEAP is free and available to you and your family 24/7 to help you deal with emotional or family concerns, alcohol or drug abuse, depression and other behavioral health matters. SEAP also provides free telephonic financial and legal consultation, as well as discounted legal services. Call 800.692.7459 (TDD 800.824.4306).

If you have questions about SEAP, please email You can also learn more about many behavioral health topics by visiting the Optum website and using "Pennsylvania" as your access code.