URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / October 2018 October 2018 Stress Tip: Reduce Catastrophic Thinking Catastrophic thinking is focusing on the worst-case scenario. It's worry on steroids that can be applied to almost anything. You can be concerned without thinking catastrophically. Relationships—the Secret to Happiness A long-term study found that quality relationships ultimately bring joy to people. If you’re past your teens and younger years and you find your health and relationships are lacking, it can be a bit more of a challenge to fire up an active friends network. Anger in the Workplace Education about anger, self-awareness, and triggers can help those with anger management problems. Anger responses become engrained, which is why a programmatic approach is often needed to gain control in the long term.