Full Moon Lunacy – Fact or Fiction?

picWhat is a lunatic? The dictionary definition of a “lunatic” is an insane person (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive); a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness. The word “lunacy” however has an interesting origin, it originates from the Latin word for moon: luna. How did the Latin word for moon come to ...

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PTSD Awareness Month

qAccording the American Psychiatric Association, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

Individuals of all ages can have PTSD and about 8 out of every 100 people (or 8% of ...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

photo-1453847668862-487637052f8aMarch is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is a topic very close to my heart. According to the CDC, 2.5 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living today with disability related to brain injury. Unfortunately, awareness surrounding Brain Injury and how it affects target individuals is limited. There is ...

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Go Green for Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness monthribbon which is represented by the color lime green; so grab your green ribbon and show your support! According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 Americans are affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. Many of us have either faced mental illness personally, or know someone who has.

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to mental ...

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Capital EAP and St Peters Partner to Stop Smoking

New Classes

If you or a member of your family smokes and wants to quit, the St. Peter’s Health Partners 7-week “The Butt Stops Here” Smoking Cessation program is included in your EAP Wellness Benefit!

EAP Members may participate for FREE

  • 7, one-hour sessions (one per week for 7 weeks)
  • 2 weeks of nicotine patches or gum
  • “The Butt Stops Here” workbook
  • Relaxation CD including deep breathing, 10-minute Power Nap, Self-Hypnosis and Visualization techniques
  • Personal “Quit Kit

More about the program

As the leading cause of preventable death, smoking ...

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The Power of Thank You

Article by Merci Miglino
Organizational Development Trainer, Capital EAP

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is thank you that would suffice.

So said Meister Eckhart, a 13th century theologian, philosopher and mystic. While many of us may not think of an expression of gratitude as prayer, there’s no debate about the power it has to simultaneously change the person we thank and ourselves.

And best of all, it takes little or no time to do — a genuine ...

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National Depression Screening Day 2014

When asked to describe the typical symptoms of depression, most people lean towards the emotional aspects, such as hopelessness, persistent sadness or irritability. Many times, however, depression can present itself in a series of physical symptoms.

Headaches, back pain, muscle aches, chest pains, digestive system issues, extreme fatigue and sleep disorders can be a few of the physical symptoms of depression, a treatable condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. Since many of these symptoms are also symptoms of ...

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Your Family is an EAP Member too

The total number of family members – spouses and children – covered by Capital EAP is roughly equal to the total number of employees that have the benefit. Yet on average, only one family member uses their Capital EAP benefit for every 12 employees that access their services. Why is that?

Sure, for working spouses, some are covered by their own EAP program provided by their own employer. But statistically speaking, that only accounts for a small percentage. For the rest, ...

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Nutritionist Available for Capital EAP Members

Capital Counseling is pleased to announce the addition of Christine Sloat, MS, RD, CDN, to its clinical team. Christine is certified as a Dietitian-Nutritionist by the State of New York and a member of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

As part of Capital EAP’s effort to expand Wellness services to its members, Christine is now available for scheduled, telephonic support to answer questions about various topics on diet and nutrition from cooking with diabetes to general healthy ...

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Mental Health Awareness

“I have a typical middle class American background. I was a decent student in grade school. I wasn’t popular or unpopular in high school and had a close group of friends. I went on to college and graduated with honors and have since become fairly respected in my chosen career. I have a great job that I like very much. I have hobbies that fill my free time and charitable endeavors that I work to help out with ...

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