We are once again entering an election year. Some may feel invigorated, others may feel overwhelming anxiety. Work/Life Connections-EAP manager Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, gives suggestions on how to stay grounded amid the uncertainty that election years bring.
If you care for someone who becomes seasonally depressed, the winter months can be a trying time. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Makenzie Parks, LCSW, gives suggestions on how to cope when someone you love is dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Do you feel overwhelmed, burnt out, or emotionally fatigued? You may be experiencing a response to a moral injury. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Natalie Dodd, LCSW, gives advice on defining and bouncing back from such an experience.
Devastating storms, tornados, and loss of life fill our hearts with sadness. Those who have lost family, friends, and homes may be working through the natural grieving process. Work/Life Connections-EAP manager Jim Kendall, LCSW, shares reminders to help guide individuals who may be struggling during these times.
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.
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.
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.