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Resources and tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19

Apr. 6, 2020—To support Vanderbilt community members, the Office of Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Employee Assistance Program have compiled tips on ways individuals can take care of their mental health and well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains

Mar. 6, 2020—A new partnership between the Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May. 16, 2019—The month of May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, the aim of which is to educate the public about the realities of mental health conditions and reduce stigma around seeking support or identifying as a person with a mental health concern.

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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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EAP offers guidance for finding a mental health provider

Feb. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt employees and their spouses can access Work/Life Connections-EAP for personalized assistance with this process including insurance costs questions.

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Wellcast: Is my spending an addiction?

Jul. 17, 2018—Listen to the Employee Assistance Program interview local therapist, Michael Murphy LCSW, about the dangers of emotional spending. 

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New Student Care Network, university’s fully integrated model of care for students, launches July 1

Jul. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt’s new Student Care Network officially launched July 1, providing a holistic, inclusive system of health and wellness services and resources.

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Wellcast: I am not my diagnosis

Jun. 12, 2018—One in five American adults experience some form of mental illness each year. In this EAP Wellcast, Rosemary Cope, EAP Counselor, and Emma Finn, LMFT, RN-BC discuss how a diagnosis of a mental health condition can mark a new beginning of a happy and productive life rather define or diminish a person and what they can contribute to society.

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Employee Assistance Program open house for faculty and staff May 21

May. 4, 2018—May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt's Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has planned an open house for university faculty and staff May 21.

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What’s On My Mind: Changing the discussion around mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—Mental illness and wellbeing concern all of us, but the surrounding stigma can prevent people from reaching out and getting help. It's time to change, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his column this week.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—A report by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee, made up of faculty, students, staff and alumni, recommends a multifaceted approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing at Vanderbilt.

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Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.

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