Human Resources Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals For You

YOU are not alone.

Research shows that mental illnesses are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Estimates suggest that only half of people with mental illnesses receive treatment.” – National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness

In February 2020, Purdue University held its inaugural “Mental Health Awareness Week.” The event, presented by Purdue Student Government in conjunction with other student groups, Purdue Administration and  Purdue Human Resources, was held to help:

  • Destigmatize the conversation about mental health
  • Educate faculty, staff and students on the importance of mental health awareness
  • Cultivate a community of care
  • Identify areas where we need the most help
  • Dedicate time for wellness
  • Empower students, staff and faculty with the resources they need to thrive

 The “green bandana” project was introduced and remains active on campus:

  • An initiative to show solidarity on campus and bring awareness to available resources
  • The green bandana is a sign to anyone who sees them that they are not alone and they can reach out for help. Those with green bandanas have been identified as a safe person to talk to.

Mental health resources available to faculty and staff

In support of the Healthy Boiler Program and employee well-being, Purdue University – as well as our local community – offers many mental health resources to our faculty and staff. They include:
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