November 16, 2022

Boost behavioral health, more by taking part in November’s ‘The Good Review Challenge’

Challenges (one for each of the five Healthy Boiler Pillars) to drive positive behavior change are featured each month on the Healthy Boiler Portal. November’s Behavioral Health Challenge, titled “The Good Review Challenge,” invites individuals to write a positive review or post for three local businesses before the end of the month.

Research shows that gratitude can reduce stress and improve mental and physical health. Therefore, writing good reviews can be beneficial in three ways – boosting the writer’s mental health, helping the business and helping other consumers who might be interested in the business.

Writing positive reviews can be considered a form of “gratitude journaling,” which Positive Psychology defines as involving “a focus on the positive aspects of life through capturing situations, events and interactions for which we are grateful.” Writing a positive review is an easy way to express gratitude, improve mood and boost others’ well-being, too. 

Business reviews can be posted on Google, Yelp, Facebook and more. Once the reviews have been written and posted, track them in the Healthy Boiler Portal to complete the challenge and enjoy some benefits of sharing that gratitude, which Time cites as easing depression, providing happiness that lasts, improving self-care and more. 


To assist faculty and staff

Faculty and staff can review the Mental Health Resources webpage for a variety of available resources, which also support the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program, and information on Purdue’s health plan coverage for mental health and substance abuse. 

To assist students

Faculty and staff who work with students or have a student at home can direct them to the resources below for behavioral health assistance. Note: United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) — medical plan provider for students and graduate students — offers 292 unique mental health providers serving at various locations that are in-network with UHCSR within Tippecanoe County. The list is available here. Additionally, students have access to HealthiestYou, which provides virtual access to mental health care as part of UHCSR’s plan. All services are free for students covered under the UHCSR insurance plan.   

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