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8 tips for building resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month

May. 20, 2020—This year has brought so much more than the “normal stresses of life,” and paying attention to our positive emotional well-being is more important than ever. Building psychological resilience helps us manage these stressors and bounce back when there are life challenges.

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SEC presents $100K gift to Vanderbilt for faculty, staff and students seeking tornado relief

May. 18, 2020—The SEC Executive Committee has provided a $100,000 grant on behalf of the Southeastern Conference for disaster relief to aid Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff affected by the EF-3 tornado that struck Nashville and the surrounding area on March 3.

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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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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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CANCELED: Work/Life Connections–EAP to host open house March 18

Mar. 4, 2020—Work/Life Connections–EAP will host an open house for Vanderbilt University faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Medical Arts Building, Suite 010, located at 1211 21st Ave. S.

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Work/Life Connections offers resources for grief and loss

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt is an interconnected community. Losses in one department can have a ripple effect throughout the campus and beyond. Work/Life Connections-EAP offers counseling and coaching resources for faculty and staff.

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Mad vs. sad: Depression is often disguised as anger

Jun. 20, 2019—Anger and increased irritability can be common issues among people who are struggling with varying degrees of depression.

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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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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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Make sleeping better your resolution for the new year

Dec. 13, 2018—Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program is offering a five-week workshop to help improve sleeping habits. Utilizing the first-line treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, this workshop will teach you new tools to guide you toward a better rest for success.

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Tips on supporting a positive body image during the holiday season

Nov. 26, 2018—In general, it is best to keep comments about peoples’ bodies to a minimum.

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Wellcast: How to be purposeful with resilience through the holidays

Nov. 20, 2018—The Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program interviews manager Jim Kendall about the secret of becoming “holiday resilient.” Listen to the wellcast to discover the best ways to manage the potential stress and chaos of the season.

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