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Take stock for National Depression Screening Day

Oct. 7, 2015—National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 8. Held during Mental Illness Awareness Week each October, it serves as a reminder that clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting more than 20 million American adults each year.

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Addressing cancer: Resources for employees and supervisors

Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP offers resources to all Vanderbilt employees who are touched by cancer.

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Eight ways to manage anger more effectively

May. 29, 2015—Many people experience increased frustration and anger in the summer months. How can you beat the heat and avoid getting heated? Here are eight suggestions for managing anger more effectively.

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Health Plus offers no-charge weight loss program

May. 22, 2015—See if you qualify for Vanderbilt Healthier You, a free personalized weight management program.

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Wellcast: ‘Engaging in difficult conversations’

May. 14, 2015—Stephanie Dean with Work-Life Connections speaks about the risks and benefits of engaging in difficult conversations.

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National Alcohol Screening Day is April 9

Apr. 2, 2015—Work/Life Connections - EAP will be offering a National Alcohol Screening Day event in the lobby of Light Hall on April 9 in an effort to raise awareness of problematic drinking behaviors.

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 22-28

Feb. 19, 2015—This year’s campaign is titled “I Had No Idea," focusing on surprising subsets of the population who are susceptible to eating disorders.

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Learn steps to improve personal boundaries

Jan. 29, 2015—To better understand the importance of effective boundaries, visit the Work/Life Connections-EAP Resource Library.

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Wellcast: ‘Saving your marriage before it starts’

Jan. 21, 2015—Clinical counselor Ellen Clark will discuss the benefits of pre-marital counseling and the Employee Assistance Program’s role in helping couples set a good foundation for their future as a couple.

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Wellcasts: Taking inventory in the new year

Jan. 2, 2015—This time of year, we often take stock of where we are, where we’ve been and where we want to be.

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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10 tips for managing holiday stress

Dec. 8, 2014—The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together, says Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist with Vanderbilt’s Work/Life Connections–EAP.

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