Dec. 7, 2016—The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together. A holiday is supposed to be a time when a person gets some distance from day-to-day hassles. The reality is that even positive events can cause stress, and demands or changes in routine are often unavoidable.
Nov. 16, 2016—The holidays can be a difficult time, but VU’s benefit providers and Work/Life Connections-EAP, also known as the Employee Assistance Program, can help.
Nov. 15, 2016—Reactions to the 2016 election process and its outcome cover a broad range of opinions, thoughts and emotions. The following tips may help reduce stress and allow you to clear space in order to address your own response to recent events.
Oct. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections psychologist Chad Buck offers suggestions for coping when social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults and other events becomes graphic and intense.
Sep. 14, 2016—Jim Kendall, manager of Work/Life Connections-EAP, will present "Building Stress Resilience" Thursday, Sept. 29, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 363. The workshop will begin at noon, and lunch will be provided.
Sep. 7, 2016—National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and how to provide information on available community resources.
Jul. 21, 2016—Acts of horrific violence surrounding issues of race, religion, and sexual orientation seem to be happening weekly. How are we, as a medical center and as individuals, experiencing these events?
Apr. 13, 2016—Dr. Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt’s Work-Life Connections-Employee Assistance Program, was featured in an article on "Huffington Post" on the benefits of setting personal boundaries.
Feb. 10, 2016—Along with physical and emotional health, financial health is a significant component of overall well-being. The counselors at Work/Life Connections–EAP do not offer financial counseling or advice, but they can direct you to available resources to assist you in improving your financial health.
Jan. 27, 2016—The Shooting Stars, a pre-K class at the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center’s Edgehill child care location, presented a donation to Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program manager Jim Kendall on Wednesday.