Thursday, March 2, 2017
It is with great sadness that APFA must confirm the tragic loss of 2 of our own. Flight Attendants Tony Gray, class 2016-16 and Steven Vega, class 2016-23 died in a tragic motor vehicle accident this past Sunday in Hollywood, Florida. The entire APFA family holds these Flight Attendants and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. Service information is not yet available; however MIA Flight Service has set up tables in MIA Operations where Flight Attendants can enter messages of condolence to books to be presented to the Gray and Vega families.
Remember, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for support for any mental health issue, even those not directly related to our job. The tragic and sudden loss of friends and colleagues often trigger difficult psychological and emotional responses.
If you are experiencing difficulty functioning at work or home, or if you have a family member experiencing difficulties, please know there is help and YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The EAP Department along with the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and its peer support volunteers are available for confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As Flight Attendants, we understand the profession and related stressors that may contribute to your issues. Our goal is to promote your well-being by providing a safe place for you to find the right community resources to get you the help you need.
For CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE, contact CIRT at (800) 998-8194. Also, you may call the EAP Department at (817) 540-0108 ext. 8701 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need immediate assistance you can also reach National EAP Representative Abby Alconcher at (415) 786-8576. All voice mail messages will be returned as promptly as possible and will remain confidential.
APFA National EAP Representative