Stress / Mental Health Resources
News regarding COVID-19 is inundating individuals around the globe and creating new and / or additional stress for many. Purdue has a variety of mental health resources available to employees – as do our communities – where employees can seek assistance with help managing their stress and anxieties as the world navigates through the spread of the virus.
- Employee Assistance Counseling – available at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus – offers employees confidential and professional counseling and referral services for a wide range of issues. Regional campuses also have employee assistance programs:
- Employee Assistance Program at Purdue Fort Wayne
- Employee Assistance Program at Purdue Northwest
- LiveHealth Online Psychology and LiveHealth Online Psychiatry – courtesy of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue’s medical plan administrator – provides online access to psychologists and medication management support for common behavioral conditions such as major depressive disorder, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
- Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics – a part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, the specialty clinics offer assessment and therapeutic services for children, adults and families.
- myStrength – a no-cost, emotional health and well-being program brought to you by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue’s medical plan administrator – referred to as a digital “health club for the mind,” is an online mental health tool that is available to all employees and dependents.
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
- Mental Health America
- Navigating Workplace Mental Health: A Guide for Managers
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) – See SPRC’s compiled list of resources specific to mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call 800-273-TALK (8255) – The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
- Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope – COVID-19
Videos to help deal with Stress can be found on our LinkedIn Work Resources page.
Online Grief Support Group
For members of the Purdue community who have experienced loss
Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib, associate department head and professor of educational studies in the College of Education, is hosting a virtual grief support group every Friday (March 27 through May 8) from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. No registration is required (and those who attend are not required to participate in any particular way). The recurring link for the meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/944242464.