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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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Ebola: Fight fears with facts

Oct. 24, 2014—Ebola is not spreading across the United States. Anxiety about the virus, however, certainly is.

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Wellcast: How workplace coaching can improve your performance

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.

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Is it bad if you don’t have a best friend?

Sep. 5, 2014—Judith Akin explains how social anxiety and trust issues prevent people from developing friendship/support networks.

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National Suicide Prevention Week highlights available resources

Sep. 5, 2014—Sept. 9 through 14 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week.

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Wellcast: Future-proofing your career

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...

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