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News regarding COVID-19 is inundating individuals around the globe and creating new and / or additional stress for many. Purdue has a variety of mental health resources available to employees – as do our communities – where employees can seek assistance with help managing their stress and anxieties as the world navigates through the spread of the virus.

Videos to help deal with Stress can be found on our LinkedIn Work Resources page.

Purdue Resources

For members of the Purdue community who have experienced loss

Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib,  associate department head and professor of educational studies in the College of Education, is hosting a virtual grief support group every Friday (March 27 through May 8) from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.  No registration is required (and those who attend are not required to participate in any particular way).  The recurring link for the meeting is:

Employee Assistance Counseling – available at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus – offers employees confidential and professional counseling and referral services for a wide range of issues. Regional campuses also have employee assistance programs. 

*Note: in this time of need and uncertainty, CHL counselors are available for appointments outside of the six-visit limit, without charge.

LiveHealth Online Psychology and LiveHealth Online Psychiatry – courtesy of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue’s medical plan administrator – provides online access to psychologists and medication management support for common behavioral conditions such as major depressive disorder, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics – a part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, the specialty clinics offer assessment and therapeutic services for children, adults and families.
myStrength – a no-cost, emotional health and well-being program brought to you by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue’s medical plan administrator – referred to as a digital “health club for the mind,” is an online mental health tool that is available to all employees and dependents.
Activity and Social Distancing – Staying active can help reduce stress, especially now. Learn more here.
Breathing Exercises for Relaxation presented by Lindsay Bloom, health coach, Purdue Fort Wayne (video)
Mental Health Moment – Anxiety and Stress provided by Purdue Fort Wayne EAP
  • RecWell Virtual Programming – a weekly updated collection of video classes on group fitness, wellness and cooking aimed at building strong bodies and minds. In response to COVID-19, these resources are open to everyone – even those who do not have memberships. (Note: RecWell financial counseling, wellness coaching and nutrition consultations are for University students only.)
Covid-19 – Purdue Counseling & Psychological Services
Apps and Online Digital Resources – Purdue Counseling & Psychological Services
Other Resources

Mental Health America –  shares #Tools2Thrive supporting resources from trusted partners, supporters, educational institutions and other national non-profit organizations. They include:

  • This is My Brave – mission is to bring stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
  • – resource for those with mental illnesses to find “Clubhouses” – safe environments with opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in one setting.
  • – promotes relaxation and mindfulness through social coloring and painting; available for Apple devices.
  •  – allows individuals to receive support and encouragement from compassionate people; available for Apple and Android devices.
  • – social network for patients and caregivers to connect, share and learn from each other
  •  – safe, supportive online community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.
  • – website that offers a collection of items created for the journey from darkness to light.
  • (Youth Mental Health Project ) – educates, empowers and supports families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of youth; also offers The Parent Support Network™ that provides parents worried about their children’s mental health with a dependable, caring network.
  • – group that’s building a community that encourages individuals to have meaningful discussions with those they care about.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has launched a new website,, that provides Hoosiers with free mental health resources that have been vetted by experts. The site is designed to help with the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as pre-existing mental health concerns. The website also provides a link to simple self-assessments, offered by Mental Health America, to help users determine if they could benefit from seeking mental health support. The immediate results provide a quick snapshot of your mental health and are not to be used as a medical diagnosis
Anthem’s affiliated health plans and Beacon Health Options have joined with Psych Hub, mental health advocates and other national health insurers to develop a free digital resource site to help individuals and care providers address behavioral health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline – call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 is available 24/7 with crisis counseling and other support for people who are going through emotional distress from a disaster, including infectious disease outbreaks. Spanish speakers text Hablanos to 66746. See the online brochure here .
  • Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. The Crisis Text Line connects you to a live, trained volunteer who can provide support – medical advice is not provided.
  • USA Mental Health First Aid – Compilation of tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved one’s mental health.
  • Supporting Families During COVID-19Child Mind Institute
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Huba free digital resource site to help individuals and care providers address behavioral health needs resulting from the COVID-19      pandemic.

#MeMinutes campaign – Robust toolkit promoting the #MeMinutes campaign, which promotes individuals to take time for their own mental health and well-being. Any activity that promotes self-care and wellness counts, whether that’s taking a walk, doing yoga, connecting with a friend, getting fresh air, listening to music or podcasts, etc.

Mental Health Webinar Series