Author Archives: Rebecca Sampson

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Good Things Come with Age – A Special Offer from SMU’s EAP Program

Did you know that you can get a free membership?  SMU’s Employee Assistance Program is providing a one-year AARP Membership to you at no cost! SMU is committed to offering you benefits that promote health, wellness, and financial security. Now, we are pleased … Continue reading

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Room to Breathe – Focusing on Priorities

It seems like there are more moving parts to life than ever before. Often we feel the need to get lots of things done – and done quickly. Messages on portable devices can reach us anytime, anywhere. We feel the … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance Is Within Reach

Balance is harder than ever to achieve these days. In trying to stay on top of everything in both your work and personal life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The stress of doing it all can affect your health and … Continue reading

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Depression in Men

A lot of the time, depression seems to be thought of as a woman’s problem.  This theory is not unfounded, since the depression rate among women is nearly twice of what it is for men.  Recent studies have indicated, though, … Continue reading

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Depression in Women

Between families, careers, pregnancy, and menopause, a woman’s risk of developing depression is about twice of what it is for men.  Though changes in mood occur naturally with hormonal fluctuations, they alone do not cause depression.  Biological factors, inherited traits, … Continue reading

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Three Rules for Dealing with Depression

Three Rules for Dealing with Co-worker, Friend, and Family Member Depression Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say around someone who is going through a tough time. Whether it be a death in the family or a serious … Continue reading

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Handling Work Depression

Handling Work Depression Depression is a major mental health issue in our country today, and it is increasingly becoming a workplace concern.  A recent study found that nearly one in six cases of depression are caused by work stress. The … Continue reading

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