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BJC EAP Expands Session Hours

BJC EAP is offering expanded hours for counseling sessions to further support employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Managing Coronavirus-Related Stress

The spread of Coronavirus to the U.S. has many people feeling anxious and distressed. This is very normal in times of crisis.

The Greatest Speech We Live to Regret: How to Communicate in Anger

For many, anger is an uncomfortable feeling to avoid. For others, it is the moment we are motivated to “solve the problem.” It often leads to one or both of us raising our voices, saying words or taking actions we regret, and having a bigger mess to clean up afterwards. Why?

Putting the Brakes on Emotional Eating

When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve.

Children Have Stress Too

In this busy world of ours, there is always something to do and always something to prove. As adults, we sometimes don't take into consideration the stress that our young children may be experiencing. Sure, childhood is a time in life when you should be carefree and have no worries, but you were a child once and you know that is not the case.

When Gambling Becomes Addiction

Gambling is an activity that is enjoyed by many people looking for entertainment and fun. Most people who gamble will never develop a gambling problem; however, some people who gamble will find that a once innocent and harmless activity has begun to take more and more time and energy, and more of their money than they ever might have imagined. 

Suicide Fact or Myth?

Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. September is suicide prevention awareness month and a good time to revisit the myths and facts about suicide.

Take Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

Here are helpful tips for taking good care of yourself during a public crisis.

Radical Acceptance: It Is What It Is

It is what it is. This is a commonly accepted phrase nowadays, but it has a deeper meaning than what it may imply. "It is what it is" is not to say that you agree with "what it is," or that "what it is" does not have an impact on your life. It simply means you have accepted what it is and moved past it.

Addressing Toxic Stress

The average individual spends up to a third of their life at work. Finding the right job is one of the most important things a person can do in life. What, then, about the stressors on the job? Deadlines, the achievement of an organization’s goal and “fitting in” the working environment are things we all must deal with in order to succeed on the job. 

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