May is Mental Health Month

Work/Life Connections
May 4, 2017

The month of 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. Fear and unfair stereotypes have helped foster stigma. Potential consequences of stigma include:  isolation, blame, secrecy, rejection, bullying, and discrimination. At its worst, stigma can also lead to suicide or other forms of self-harm.

WLC-EAP Offers Mindfulness Videos for Employees

Work/Life Connections
March 29, 2017

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. Mindfulness is a practice that aids in stress reduction, but research has demonstrated that it also enhances focus on activities, increases self-awareness and listening skills, improves physical health, and offers several other significant personal and professional benefits.

Health Plus Supports Healthy Pregnancies!

Health Plus
November 28, 2016
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Health Plus offers Babies & You, a prenatal health promotion program for faculty/staff, spouses, and dependents. The program encourages early and consistent prenatal care and provides monthly educational opportunities on topics like nutrition, coping with the discomforts of pregnancy, newborn care, choosing a pediatrician, and more. These lessons are led by Vanderbilt nurse midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants, and other experts. Babies & You offers an incentive to eligible participants registering in the first trimester of pregnancy.