November 30, 2022

Don’t let the stress of holiday gift giving dull your sparkle: Tips for managing stress during the holidays

This time of year can be stressful for a variety of reasons. Work, relationships, finances, holiday get-togethers and the pressure of gift giving are among stressors many individuals encounter as the new year approaches.

An upcoming Healthy Boiler workshop can help lessen the stress sometimes caused by gift giving! Handmade gifts are an opportunity to give something that is personal and individual to the receiver and also are more cost-effective.

Join Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, on Dec. 5 from noon-1 p.m. ET for a Healthy Boiler workshop titled “Handmade Gifts.” Attendees will learn how to make one-of-a-kind, inexpensive gifts for their loved ones this season.

The workshop supports the behavioral health, physical health, financial wellness and social wellness pillars of the Healthy Boiler Program.

Those interested should register by Dec. 4 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s home page. Hover over “Handmade Gifts” and select “Submit” to register.

Healthy Boiler workshops are free for all benefits-eligible employees and spouses covered on a Purdue health plan. Note: This is the last Healthy Boiler workshop of 2022. Workshops in 2023 will be added to the website as plans are finalized.


To assist faculty and staff

Faculty and staff can review the Mental Health Resources web page 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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Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

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