Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image Self-Assessment
Disordered eating refers to a continuum of eating behaviors that can be linked to managing overwhelming emotions or to negative beliefs about ourselves, food, or our body image. Not every person with disordered eating behaviors or a negative view of their body has a diagnosable eating disorder (i.e., anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder), but they may eat or not eat due to stress, use food to find comfort or to establish a sense of control, or have rigid or strange food rules or rituals that affect their health, relationships, and overall functioning.
Stress is a common experience for most people. There are more positive forms of stress, such as getting married, having a child, or moving into a new home. There are also less positive forms of stress, such as increased job demands, financial difficulties, or time pressures. Regardless of how positive stress can be, it ca
There is a difference between feeling sad and having depression. Sadness is a normal response to disappointment, loss, endings, etc. People who are depressed are sad, but their sadness is present more often than not and can affect social, occupational, and other areas of
The Nurse Wellness Program
The Nurse Wellness Program provides counseling, coaching, outreach, and wellness opportunities to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, graduate nurses, licensed practical nurses and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners.
Work/Life Connections-EAP counselors serve as "travel agents for psychological support services." Faculty and staff come to the Work/Life Connections-EAP for a wide range of reasons, both personal and workplace related.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program's experienced counselors provide brief and targeted psychological support to help full-time, part-time, and Vanderbilt Temporary Services (VTS) staff and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners to resolve personal or workplace concerns. Learn more.
Faculty & Physician Wellness Program
The Faculty and Physician Wellness Program provides psychological support to the Vanderbilt faculty as well as housestaff, as well as their spouses.
Making a Referral
Members of the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff can use the services and programs of Work/Life Connections-EAP by calling 615-936-1327.