Health and Wellness

Services for Staff

Alcohol Use Self-Assessment

According to the World Health Organization's moderate drinking guidelines, women should consume no more than one 5 ounce serving of alcohol per day, and men are to consume no more than two 5 ounce serving of alcohol per day.

Anxiety Self-Assessment

Anxiety is a normal response to a stressful event or situation. We all experience anxiety in different ways. For some, it is a motivator for change or gives an extra burst of energy. For others, it overwhelms or paralyzes them for a short period of time.

Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD or ADD) Self-Assessment

Many people have issues with paying attention, remembering details, or interrupting others when they are speaking. When these and other behaviors begin at an early age and continue to affect overall functioning at school, work, or in relationships, there could be a possible disorder of attention. People with AD/HD (ADD) can be predominantly inattentive or hyperactive, or they can have signs of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity.

Basic Workplace Skills

The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and U.S. Department of Labor identified 16 basic skills needed for success in the workplace. Work/Life Connections-EAP can provide trainings in 9 of the 16 skills needed to enhance workplace performance.

Coaching at Vanderbilt

What is coaching? Coaching involves the process of supporting and guiding a person to meet his or her full potential. The coach's role may be as a Leader, Teacher, Motivator, Organizer, Adviser, Encourager, and/or Mentor.

Crisis Situations

If you are having an immediate psychological crisis, please call Work/Life Connections-EAP at 936-1327. Please identify that you are in crisis and one of the counselors will talk with you on the phone or we may recommend an immediate appointment in our office.

Depression Self-Assessment

There is a difference between feeling sad and having depression. Sadness is a normal response to disappointment, loss, endings, etc. People who are depressed are sad, but their sadness is present more often than not and can affect social, occupational, and other areas of functioning.

Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image Self-Assessment

Disordered eating refers to a continuum of eating behaviors that can be linked to managing overwhelming emotions or to negative beliefs about ourselves, food, or our body image. Not every person with disordered eating behaviors or a negative view of their body has a diagnosable eating disorder (i.e., anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder), but they may eat or not eat due to stress, use food to find comfort or to establish a sense of control, or have rigid or strange food rules or rituals that affect their health, relationships, and overall functioning.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program’s experienced counselors provide brief and targeted psychological support to help full-time, part-time, and Vanderbilt Temporary Services (VTS) staff and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners to resolve personal or workplace concerns. Learn more.

Online Screening

An online screening is not a substitute for a complete mental health evaluation. It does not result in a diagnosis. It can, however, provide an indication of whether or not a person has symptoms consistent with a particular illness.

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