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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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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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...

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June is Effective Communications Month

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...

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University offers support to those affected by Korean ferry tragedy

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.

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Workplace civility requires courage, says provost at CARE kickoff event

Mar. 28, 2014—Staff and faculty from across the university and medical center convened March 25 for a discussion about civility in the workplace.

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Provost, others will discuss workplace civility March 25

Mar. 14, 2014—Provost Richard McCarty and others will discuss civility in the workplace at a lunchtime event on Tuesday, March 25.

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Vanderbilt recognized for innovations in overcoming health care disparities

Mar. 12, 2014—The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of nearly 400 large U.S. employers, has selected Vanderbilt University as a winner of an Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities Award.

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Eating disorder awareness event Feb. 27

Feb. 21, 2014—On Feb. 27, a special event will help increase understanding and awareness of the significant effects of disordered eating and negative body image.

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