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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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Vanderbilt named a ‘healthiest workplace in America’

Jan. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for 2014 by Healthiest Employers, an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm.

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Health and Wellness offers ‘Resilience Toolkit’

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt's Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness has created a "Resilience Toolkit" to help employees "spring back" from life’s challenges and unexpected stressful events.

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Psychiatrist offers tips for approaching the holidays

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin says. In other words, don’t strive for perfection, and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season.

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“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...

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Wellcast: Enjoy the holidays–even when flying solo

Dec. 6, 2013—anet McCutchen of Work-Life Connections/EAP interviews Judith Akin, Work-Life Connections/EAP consulting psychiatrist, about ways to enjoy the Holidays – even if you are spending them away from family and friends

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