Mental Wellness

Center for Healthy Living: Counseling and Referral Services

The Center for Healthy Living offers Purdue staff, including postdocs, free on-site counseling for six visits. Sessions are confidential. For more information, see the CAPS Employee Assistance Program.

Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics

The Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics offer mental health assessment and treatment for anyone in the Purdue community. The first session costs $25 and additional services have costs determined by the individual’s ability to pay.

Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers postdocs the option to meet with Care Management Specialists who help connect people to mental health services that are available outside of the University. To schedule an appointment with a Care Management Specialist, call (765) 494–6995. *Please note that postdocs are not eligible to receive counseling from CAPS and that appointments with Care Management Specialists will help postdocs find treatment options at other facilities.*

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is an organization that provides support for individuals including Purdue postdocs. They have free online mental screening tools available as well as resources for finding providers. Health navigator services are can be reached to guide postdocs through the mental health care at (765) 742-1800 or

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center

The College of Education offers counseling sessions for staff, including postdocs, to help with a wide variety of personal concerns, such as depression, stress, and relationship difficulties. Counseling appointments are free, although their available sessions fill up quickly. Contact the Center at (765) 494–9738 or see the  PCGC webpage for more information.

Office of Graduate Assistance (OGA)

The Office of Graduate Assistance (OGA) is open for postdocs to speak confidentially to an ombudsman to receive advice for how to handle stressful situations. To learn more and make an appointment, visit the  OGA website.

Report Questionable Mentoring Practices

Postdocs are encouraged to report questionable mentoring practices (everything from potential abuse to uncomfortable situations) to the hotline, which is a separate service contracted by Purdue to help handle confidential reporting. For more information see the Purdue Hotline.