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May is Mental Health Month

May has been designated as Mental Health Month. The aim of Mental Health Month is to educate the public about the realities of mental health conditions and to reduce stigma around seeking support or identifying as a person with a mental health concern.


WLC-EAP Offers Mindfulness Videos for Employees

​Mindfulness is not just the latest fad or simply a stress reduction technique. It is the practice of maintaining nonjudgmental awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.


Coping with Reactions to 2016 Election Process

​The reactions to the 2016 election process and its outcomes cover a broad range of opinions, thoughts, and emotions. Many are struggling with uncertainty about change and how this might impact their lives.


Coping with Recent Violent Events

​Social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults, and other events has been graphic and intense. In general, experiencing violence can result in serious psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While people may not develop a psychological disorder after hearing first-hand accounts or viewing graphic, real-time images of...


September Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and to know provide information on available community resources.


Use Your Kroger Card to Support the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund

August is the annual re-enrollment time for the Kroger Community Rewards program. Under the system, shoppers register their Kroger discount cards online and choose a favorite charity (like the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund) from a list of local nonprofits that Kroger has agreed to help fund.


Talking About Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

​According to data released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 41 million Americans experience some type of mental illness.


Improve Your Financial Health

​Along with physical and emotional health, financial health is a significant component of overall well-being.


Have an Attitude of Gratitude

​Thanksgiving is a natural time to recognize the things for which we feel grateful. People who show gratitude tend to have a more resilient attitude.


Time for Your Annual Depression Check-Up

National Depression Screening Day is October 8.


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