‘Tis the season for stress, anxiety, more: Resources available to help – Purdue University

Holidays and stress are a common theme during this time of year. Based on surveys and research from 2021, the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Healthline and more all found reasons to believe that this hectic, holly jolly time of year takes a toll on mental health and well-being. With that in mind, in support of the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program, resources are available to help individuals navigate the season of giving.

“Tis the Season: How to Survive the Holidays” is the title of SupportLinc’s November feature, which shares ways to destress during this time of festivities, holidays and the stress that comes with it for many individuals. The article can be found here.

SupportLinc also has other resources available, including its Holiday Toolkit, which is a comprehensive collection of resources to help support individuals’ well-being during this time of year. And that’s not all SupportLinc has to offer. More resources are available, including:

Purdue employees who would like to talk to someone about the stress associated with the holidays or any other issues – such as grief and loss, anger management, work-related issues, anxiety, depression, and more – have access to behavioral health resources.   

West Lafayette employees

SupportLinc counselors are available to meet with individuals via phone, email, text, group support and more. When an employee calls in and speaks with a SupportLinc Care Advocate, they will be referred to counselors that match both their clinical and cultural needs. Call 888-881-5462 or log in to the SupportLinc website to utilize SupportLinc’s resources.

Northwest employees

New Avenues provide the Northwest campus employees with behavioral health resources. 

Fort Wayne employees

Behavioral health resources for the Fort Wayne campus are available via the Bowen Center.

Purdue Global employees

Purdue Global employees can access behavioral health services via Health Advocates by phone at 877-240-6863, email at answers@HealthAdvocate.com and web at HealthAdvocate.com/members.


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.   

Office of the Dean of Students

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)