‘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.
Sep. 24, 2014—Alternative work methods and communication styles can sometimes be hard for individuals to see on their own. In the latest wellcast, Stephanie Dean of Work/Life Connections and psychologist Chad Buck discuss ways in which Work/Life Connection’s workplace coaching improves performance.
Sep. 5, 2014—Sept. 9 through 14 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week.
Jul. 31, 2014—Organizations across the country, including Vanderbilt, have had to change rapidly to meet the challenges of a new economic reality. This can pose challenges for employees. Traci Nordberg, chief human resources officer at Vanderbilt, speaks with Janet McCutchen of Work/Life Connections–EAP about ways to respond and adapt to change in order to remain prepared and...
Jul. 3, 2014—In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Some minority groups may feel self-conscious or unsure about using mental health support services. Work/Life Connections–EAP offers anonymous online screenings...
Jun. 5, 2014—The month of June has been designated as Effective Communications Month. The foundation of any relationship, personal or professional, is communication. Being able to express oneself in a clear and understandable manner helps decrease misinterpretation, confusion and conflict. Work/Life Connections–EAP has compiled many resources for effective communication on their website; offers short-term solution-focused counseling/coaching; and...
Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University offers its condolences and support for faculty, students, staff and alumni that may have been affected by the tragic ferry accident in South Korea.
Mar. 28, 2014—Staff and faculty from across the university and medical center convened March 25 for a discussion about civility in the workplace.
Mar. 14, 2014—Provost Richard McCarty and others will discuss civility in the workplace at a lunchtime event on Tuesday, March 25.