myStrength program added to mental health resources for all Purdue employees, dependents

Next month is National Mental Health Month, and in recognition of that, Human Resources – Benefits is introducing a new, no-cost, emotional health and well-being program brought to you by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue’s medical plan administrator. myStrength, referred to as a digital “health club for the mind,” is an online mental health tool that is available to all employees and dependents, regardless of whether or not you are on a Purdue medical plan. The program’s tools and resources are available to help you and your dependents manage things that can affect our mental health such as: 

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Problems with sleep
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse

 “Mental and behavioral health is of utmost importance as we continue to bring resources to our Purdue community that impact overall health and wellness,” said Candace Shaffer, director of benefits in Human Resources. “Following open enrollment last fall, survey feedback reflected a want and need for additional mental health resources for employees. We heard the ask and are proud to be able to add myStrength to the list of resources available. Now, the Purdue community has convenient, cost-effective access to employee assistance counseling, LiveHealth Online Psychology, LiveHealth Online Psychiatry and myStrength for mental health needs."

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Accessible online and via the myStrength app, you have secure, private support at home and on-the-go. Your homepage is made for you and your individual needs. Every time you log in, you will be asked how you are feeling, how you slept and what your stress level is. You also have the ability to add additional notes and select specific topics that you want to focus on for mental health, physical health, parenting, spirituality and more. Based on your focus items, the homepage will indicate two things that they would like you to work on; these can be changed simply by changing your focus items. You will be able to see how you are doing and monitor your progress through your MoodTracker and wellness assessments. In addition, you will receive positive inspiration from the myStrength community of users while also getting help building your own goals. You also can get advice by exploring videos and articles from leading clinicians resulting in discovery of sound tips on relationship and health topics.

Sign up today to start your mental-wellness journey with myStrength.


Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll free at 877-725-0222 or via email at