Resource Articles

Grieving: Never Forgotten

On August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes that healing from loss isn’t a prescribed course or path. We may eventually move forward but never feel “closure”. When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently. Work/Life Connections-EAP offers comfort to VUMC faculty & staff experiencing grief.

Coping with Emotions in Anxious Times

Many of us may be experiencing higher levels of anxiety, exhaustion, and depletion lately. Whether our anxiety is related to work, relationships, illness, and/or sociocultural, the process of navigating its cycle is key. Adriana Kipper-Smith, PhD, and Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP share advice on how to practice self-care during times of high emotional stress.

There is an Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Although technological advances such as telehealth and online meeting platforms have added efficiency and immediacy to our lives in many realms– the experience of loneliness has grown as the disparities in access widen. Heather Kamper, LCSW, of Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways to help combat loneliness and stay connected.