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Winter Blues During a Global Pandemic

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – The “winter blues” is a phrase sometimes used as a replacement term for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression. We all hibernate (to a degree) in the winter, and this year, we have been in hibernation mode since last spring. It also looks like Read More

Celebrating Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options.  Permission to re-post has been given. The holiday season typically involves travel, gatherings of family and friends, indoor religious services, and parties, all of which present new risks this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you maintain the most important aspects of your Read More

Beating Decision Fatigue During COVID-19

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all deal with making hundreds of decisions every day. Some are small decisions like what to eat for dinner, and other decisions are major ones and have more impact on our lives. The more decisions we make over the course of a day, Read More

7 Tips for Navigating the 2020 Election Season

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Relentless TV ads, social media posts, and election yard signs popping up on neighbor’s lawns are all reminding us that it is election season. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 52% of adults identified the last presidential election in 2016 as Read More

October – Depression Awareness Month

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – October is National Depression Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to understand more about the disease, to recognize the symptoms, and to focus on the resources available. According to The American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects Read More

Suicide is Preventable

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available. Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US (pre Covid-19)? For every successful suicide, 25 were attempted. It is Read More

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — Do you wonder what the word therapy or counseling really means? Do you feel uncomfortable with the thought of talking to someone about your personal business? While there are stories about people who have been wronged by a therapist, most therapists are trustworthy and take Read More

The Benefits of Teletherapy

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist — Online therapy or teletherapy has quickly become a valuable resource in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most behavioral health provider groups and EAP’s are now offering this option to clients.  Health insurers are also seeing the value and have increased their coverage for Read More