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Mental health resources for employees

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The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, serving as a reminder for all of us to pause and assess our well-being.

When we fail to mind our health, stress and the day-to-day pressures of life can build into something bigger. In fact, about half of all people will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder at some point in their lives.

If you feel like you’re stuck mentally and emotionally, a few simple changes may help:

  • Take care of your body. Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly.
  • Make time to unwind. Schedule activities you enjoy and take short breaks throughout the day.
  • Get outdoors. Take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Support is also available through your DePaul benefits. DePaul employees have access to confidential mental health resources such as free counseling sessions arranged by ComPsych GuidanceResources, DePaul’s employee assistance program provider, and mental health care through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

You can also take advantage of the 2023 Mental Health Wellness Webinar series. Each webinar is presented by an expert from ComPsych GuidanceResources and offered exclusively for employees at DePaul. There are two more live sessions in the series:

To register through ComPsych, click the webinar title above. Registration is open until the day of the webinar. Participation is confidential. Visit the Human Resources website for past recorded sessions and additional details.