Resource Articles

Issue 422, April/May 2022 University Edition

​In This Issue: Improving Mental Health Across Vanderbilt with Ted Rice, LPC, CEAP, Clinical Counselor, Work/Life Connections Care Gap Alerts: Suicide Prevention and Awareness with Ciera V. Scott, PhD, HSP, Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Licensed Psychologist at University Counseling Center Vanderbilt University Ending Sexual Assault and Harassment Starts with You with Heather Kamper, LCSW, SHARE Coordinator/Clinical Counselor at Work/Life Connections-EAP Walking Your Way to a Healthier Life with Mary Pullias Henderson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner at Occupational Health Clinic Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Emily Cox, CHES, CHWC, Senior Health Educator with Health Plus

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.

The Stress-Relieving Power of Nature

Spring is getting closer, and more people will start getting outside to soak up the sun. Did you know that being in nature, or even enjoying the view outside your window, decreases feelings of negative emotions? Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways in which you can spend time outdoors to help build your mental health resilience.

Issue 416, December 2021/January 2022 University Edition

In this issue: International Kindness with Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Work/Life Connections - EAP, Care Gap Alerts: Blood Donation with Jennifer Andrews, MD, MSC, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbology, and Immunology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director of Blood Bank, Think Before You Drink with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Got Blood? Choose to Change a Life with Lori Brister, APRN, FNP-C, Get On Your Game (Plan)! with Health Plus

Issue 415, 2021 October/November University Edition

In this issue: Go for the Gold with Health Plus, Care Gap Alerts: Palliative Care with Andrew Wooldridge, MD, Dealing with Grief and Loss with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Antibiotic Resistance - You Can Stop the Spread with Michael Chin, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of Occupational Health, Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES

Trauma and Storms: Coping with Disaster

The destruction of the December storms and tornados is heartbreaking. There is a feeling of being totally overwhelmed, hopelessness and helplessness. Jim Kendall, LCSW, of Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP gives an assessment of how to recognize symptoms of extreme stress, and how to help those affected by the recent tornadoes.