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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. During the past couple of years, there have many traumatic stressors that have impacted us. For some, there is a more lasting emotional effects, including intense feelings and disturbing thoughts related to their experience. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some ways to help manage the intense feelings that come with a PTSD response.

To Mask or Not to Mask

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced fully vaccinated and boosted individuals may be safe without a mask in an outdoor and indoor setting. This might feel like a step towards resuming our lives as we did prior to the pandemic, but it will require a psychological re-adjustment. Work/Life Connections-EAP is available to help those who may feel anxious as we enter this new phase of the ongoing pandemic.

LGBTQI – What Do All the Letters Mean?

LGBTQI – What Do All the Letters Mean? Chris Purcell, Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life, offers insight on LGBTQI meanings and explores the services offered at the K.C. Potter Center in hopes of offering education and encouraging dialogue across the the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center campuses.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Food Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Food Choices for a Healthier Lifestyle National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Melinda Mahoney, Registered Dietitian, shares examples of small changes we can make in our eating habits – one forkful at a time! Begin Transcript Marissa Wertheimer: Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and Wellness Wellcast.

Inclusion in the Workplace

Inclusion in the Workplace Emily Hickey, Program Coordinator with Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence at Vanderbilt University, explores the practice of inclusion and diversity in the workplace and methods of implementation. "Diversity is inviting people to the party whereas inclusion is asking them to dance, as they are able." https://www.vanderbilt.edu/iicc/