‘One in Five’ campaign aims to normalize need for mental health resources and eliminate stigma

These resources support the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler program.

The latest data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately one in five Americans suffers from a mental health disorder each year. With this statistic in mind, SupportLinc – the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for Purdue employees at the West Lafayette campus – created its “One out of fivewhich aims to normalize the need for mental health resources and eliminate the stigma of people who want to access care.

The campaign offers a variety of tools, which can be used by all Purdue employees via the links below. Tools include:

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

As a reminder, Mental Health and Addiction Equity Parity ensures equal treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders in insurance plans. When a plan has parity, which all Purdue health plans do, it means that if a person can have unlimited doctor visits for a chronic condition like diabetes, then the plan also offers unlimited visits for a condition mental health issues such as depression or schizophrenia. . In short, an individual’s health insurance plan should treat mental health and addictions issues the same as a medical condition.

Purdue health plan coverage for mental health issues and substance use disorders includes medications, office visits, tests, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. Additionally, Purdue’s prescription coverage does not specifically exclude any category of mental health drugs.

Both in-person and telehealth visits are covered under Purdue’s plans.

For more information, see the Purdue Today article “Treatment of mental health issues, substance use disorders covered as a physical illness.


the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program advocates integrated care programs that focus on behavioral health and community support. The resources above and below correspond to this mission.

To help teachers and staff

Review the Mental health resources webpage for a variety of resources available to faculty and staff, including EAP resources for all Purdue campuses, information about Purdue Health Plan mental health and addictions coverage, and where to go. behavioral health benchmark for West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses.

To help 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 covered by a Purdue health plan. Mental health visits through LiveHealth Online are 100% covered under the Purdue Student Health Plan.

Office of the Dean of Students

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll-free at 877-725-0222 or by email at hr@purdue.edu.

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