The loss of a loved one, whether a family member, a friend, a coworker, or a pet, can be a challenging experience. We grieve and find ways to navigate our new situation. Work/Life Connections-EAP manager Jim Kendall, LCSW, shares a personal experience to assist those feeling the heaviness of loss.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when our emotions feel out of control. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Makenzie Parks, LCSW, shares grounding exercises to help ease yourself back into feeling stabile.
In tumultuous times like these, the world starts to feel so very dark. A daily gratitude practice can help us turn the light back on. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, shares tips to help stimulate feelings of gratitude.
The holiday season is upon us. While many experience joy around this time, others feel the pressures of stress and even depressive feelings. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways to support your emotional resilience if you feel low during the holidays.
For some of us, the reprieve of cooler weather is a welcome change from the summer heat. But for others, there may be a sense of dread. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Natalie Dodd, LCSW, shares some ways to combat seasonal depression.
The death, kidnapping, destruction, and terror due to recent events in Israel, Gaza, and the impact on the entire the Middle East region fills us with sadness. Many of our VUMC colleagues have family and friends in the region. Work/Life Connections-EAP gives advice on helping one's coworkers who are hurting from these terrible incidents.
When a colleague is impacted by a traumatic event, they can receive emotional support through Peer Support Groups. Work/Life Connections-EAP and VWell share information on how to get involved with Peer Support Groups and get the help you need.
Every single person goes through suffering at some point, but experiences are unique to the individual. Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP shares information to recognize and cope when you feel overwhelmed by strong emotions.
October is a month that has a multitude of meanings. Some love the onset of "spooky season" or the fall weather. Others may feel depression as the days begin to shorten. Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some symptoms to be aware of during Depression Awareness Month.
September is National Wellness Month, where the focus is on self-care, managing stress, and creating healthy routines. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Makenzie Parks, LCSW, shares some simple methods to assist you in caring for yourself.