Boosting self-esteem can help improve individuals’ behavioral health

Boost Self-Esteem Month is observed each February to help individuals focus more on themselves, which in turn should help improve their behavioral health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), low self-esteem is not classified as a mental illness, but there are clear connections between how a person feels about themselves and their overall mental and emotional well-being.

SupportLinc, provider of behavioral health services for the West Lafayette campus, is offering a flash course titled Improving Self Esteem that provides information that can be used immediately to increase self esteem and improve the way how a person thinks about himself. Additionally, SupportLinc offers confidence writing prompts to support individuals on their self-esteem journey.

The Healthy Boiler Portal also offers a course called Self-Esteem Boost, which can be found under the University link in the Behavioral Health section.

Many other articles and resources are available to help build self-esteem, including Indeed’s 15 Ways to Boost Self-Esteem Fast and Why It Matters and Self-Esteem Isn’t Everything, but these 5 tips can give you a boost with Better Up.

Purdue Health Coaches are available to employees in West Lafayette, Northwest (Hammond and Westville) and Fort Wayne locations by phone or in person. Call 765-494-0111 to schedule an appointment with Cheryl Laszynski (West Lafayette), Whitney Soto (West Lafayette), or Felicia Warfield (PNW) and 260-481-6651 to schedule an appointment with Lindsay Bloom (PFW ) to agree. Purdue Health Coaches can meet with any eligible employee, regardless of campus location, and help them set goals, make plans and work towards improved self-esteem and overall well-being.


To support teachers and staff

Faculty and staff can visit the Mental Health Resources website to view a variety of available resources that also support the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler program, as well as information about Purdue’s mental health and substance abuse health plan.

to help students

Faculty and staff who work with students or have a student at home may refer them to the behavioral health support resources below. Note: United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) – provider of undergraduate and graduate health care plans – features 292 unique mental health providers operating in various locations throughout Tippecanoe County in UHCSR’s network. The list is available here. In addition, students have access to HealthiestYou, which offers virtual access to mental health care as part of the UHCSR 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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