Boosting self-esteem can help improve individuals’ behavioral health


Boost Self-Esteem Month is observed every February as a way 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 categorized as a mental illness, but there are clear connections between the way an individual feels about themselves and their overall mental and emotional well-being.

SupportLinc, provider of behavioral health services for the West Lafayette campus, offers a crash course titled “Improving Self-Esteem,” which provides information that can be used immediately to increase self-esteem and change the way an individual thinks about themselves. improve. In addition, SupportLinc has confidence writing questions to help individuals on their journey to boosting self-esteem.

The Healthy Boiler Portal also offers a course titled “Strengthening Self-Esteem,” which can be found under the University link in the behavioral health section of courses.

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’s Important and Self-Esteem Isn’t Everything, but these 5 tips can boost you through Better Up.

Purdue health coaches are available to assist employees at the West Lafayette, Northwest (Hammond and Westville) and Fort Wayne campuses by phone or in person. Call 765-494-0111 to schedule with Cheryl Laszynski (West Lafayette), Whitney Soto (West Lafayette) or Felicia Warfield (PNW) and 260-481-6651 to schedule with Lindsay Bloom (PFW). Purdue health coaches can meet with any eligible employee, regardless of campus location, and help them set goals, make plans and work toward improved self-esteem and overall wellness.


To assist faculty and staff

Faculty and staff can check 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 about 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. Please note: United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) – medical plan provider for undergraduate and graduate students – offers 292 unique mental health providers serving multiple locations in network with UHCSR in Tippecanoe County. The list is available here. In addition, 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 and Psychological Services (CAPS)