Reminder: Access to behavioral health resources available, information continues to be shared

Behavioral health, recognized by one of the five pillars of the Healthy Boiler program, plays a key role in the overall well-being of employees. However someone refers to it – behavioral health, mental health, emotional well-being, etc. – one thing is certain, it is important. Purdue understands that raising awareness of mental health needs and ensuring resources are readily available is a daily necessity.

“Human Resources is continuing its long-term initiative to help ensure the Purdue community can learn about the variety of resources, tools and more available so that employees have the help, support and information they need,” says Candace Shaffer, senior benefits manager. in Human Resources. “We remain focused on highlighting mental health assets while enhancing or pursuing new tools, programs, training opportunities and more to share with the Purdue community.

Human Resources has also created a hub, featured on the Human Resources website, for these types of mental health resources. Through the Mental health resources web page, employees will find a list of available resources, such as:

  • Assistance now – immediate crisis/help.
  • Online digital applications and resources.
  • Community and national mental health organizations.
  • Employee Assistance Tips – for West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses.
  • Newsroom Archives.
  • Suicide prevention resources.
  • Telehealth therapy.

The Newsroom Archive includes links to Purdue Today’s weekly articles, which focus on mental health topics. A sample of these items is below:

Additionally, the Mental Health Resources webpage provides information about Purdue’s health plan coverage for mental health and addictions, as well as behavioral health referral locations for campuses in West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest.

Be sure to check the Mental Health Resources webpage often, as new information is added as it becomes available.


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.edue.

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