September 22, 2021
Reminder: Access to behavioral health resources available, information continues to be shared
As acknowledged via the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program, behavioral health plays a key role in overall employee well-being. Individuals are feeling new and/or increased stress and anxiety as remote work, hybrid work and on-site work continue to evolve amid ever-changing news surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant and more. Purdue understands that raising awareness about mental health needs and ensuring that resources are readily available is an everyday necessity, regardless.
Human Resources continues its long-term initiative to help the Purdue community learn about resources and training opportunities so that all employees have the needed help, support and information. Purdue Today runs a feature article on a mental health-related topic each Wednesday, including the Purdue Today articles below. Employees may review as needed:
- Annual physicals offer opportunity to discuss behavioral health concerns, needs
- Behavioral health care options available virtually via LiveHealth Online Psychology, Psychiatry
- Care@Work benefit in place to help with caregiving needs, behavioral health, more
- Counseling services available through Purdue University’s Employee Assistance Program
- Healthy Boiler Portal offers ‘Mindful Minute Series’ as way to help reduce stress, anxiety
- Individualized support for mental health offered through myStrength, a digital ‘health club for the mind’
- Mental Health America provides help, assistance in variety of ways
- National Alliance on Mental Illness offers support, more in variety of ways
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential service 24/7/365
Human Resources continues to highlight the variety of resources and tools available, look into how the Purdue medical plans work to support mental health, and explore ways in which the University can help continue the discussion about mental health needs and more.
Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that exercise helps a variety of mental issues and mental health conditions. The 10th annual Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K takes place Oct. 16 on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. The Healthy Boiler Program is a supporting sponsor of the event, which includes offering discounted entry fees. The discount offer on entry fees expires at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. Details on the event and registration are available online.
Purdue’s fall 2021 Mental Health Action Week – Stay tuned for information about Purdue’s fall 2021 Mental Health Action Week, hosted by Purdue Graduate Student Government, several other University student groups, Purdue administration, Human Resources and more.
ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
To assist faculty and staff
Review the “Mental Health Resources” webpage for a variety of available resources for faculty and staff, including EAP resources for all Purdue campuses.
To assist students
Faculty and staff, who work with students or have a student at home, can direct students to the resources below for behavioral health assistance. Note: LiveHealth Online Psychology and LiveHealth Online Psychiatry services are also available to Purdue students who are covered on a Purdue health plan. Mental health visits through LiveHealth Online are covered at 100 percent on the Purdue student health plan.
- Continuous network of support
- Services and information
- Presentations and trainings
- Student of Concern reporting link
- Therapy services at CAPS
- Self-help resources
- Group therapy
- CAPS YouTube channel
- NAMI On Campus – A free, virtual support group on campus.
- Thriving Campus – Service that provides students a way to search for mental health providers in many areas, locally and across the country.
- WellTrack – Interactive, self-help therapy app.