Human Resources expands mental health support for West Lafayette employees

Coming July 1 – SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

Purdue has partnered with CuraLinc to expand the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefits-eligible faculty and staff on the West Lafayette campus utilizing SupportLinc, which aligns with the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program.* Access to these services begins July 1 for all benefits-eligible employees (West Lafayette campus) and dependents covered on a Purdue health plan.

SupportLinc is a confidential resource that helps individuals deal with life’s challenges and the demands that come with integrating home and work. You will be able to access confidential, professional counseling as well as expert referrals to address a wide array of personal and work-related concerns, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management
  • Work-related pressures
  • Stress

You can choose how to get the assistance you need:

  • In-the-moment support – Reach a licensed clinician by phone 24/7/365
  • Web portal – A one-stop shop for accessing resources, referrals, expert consultations and much more
  • Mobile app – Program support and resources including live chat with a licensed counselor and expert, searchable content
  • Text therapy – Exchange text messages, voicenotes and resources Monday through Friday with a licensed counselor through the mobile and desktop app
  • Animo – Strengthen mental health and overall well-being using self-guided content, practical resources and daily inspiration to foster meaningful and lasting behavior change
  • Navigator – Take the guesswork out of emotional fitness. Click the Navigator icon on the web portal or mobile app, complete a short survey and receive personalized guidance for accessing program support and resources

SupportLinc also provides expert referrals and consultations:

  • Legal consultation
  • Financial expertise
  • Convenience resources – referrals for childcare, elder care, home repair, housing needs, education, pet care, adoption and more.

“We are excited to add SupportLinc to the variety of mental health resources already in place for Purdue employees,” said Candace Shaffer, senior director of benefits in Human Resources. “Expanding the reach of our EAP will also expand the services the counselors at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on the West Lafayette campus will be able to provide, and we will continue to look for ways to add and enhance programs, tools and resources that cater to mental health and wellness needs of the Purdue community.”

More information will be shared about SupportLinc and the counseling services available at the CHL upon implementation of the SupportLinc services.

*EAP for employees on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus is provided by the Bowen Center, and EAP for employees on the Purdue Northwest campuses is available through New Avenues.