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Start the mental health conversation

Mental Health iconography Did you know that 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year, yet less than half receive care? Even though treatment for mental health conditions is extremely effective, a combination of stigma and lack of accessible care can leave people feeling like they don’t have anywhere to turn for help.

That’s why for this year’s Mental Health Month, IU Human Resources is teaming up with SupportLinc to highlight things you can do to offer #SupportNotStigma by normalizing conversations about mental health and encouraging help-seeking behavior.

Start the conversation

Having open, authentic conversations about mental health can foster a workplace culture that’s inclusive and normalizes the need for mental health resources.

Encourage help-seeking behavior

An equally important part of destigmatization is encouraging yourself and others to seek help if you’re struggling. These resources are available to IU employees and family members who need some extra support.

  • SupportLinc EAP: Access free, 24/7, confidential support and referrals from licensed clinicians by calling 888-881-LINC (5462). Visit iu.mysupportportal.com to access additional resources such as virtual support groups, text therapy, digital behavioral therapy and more.
  • Online screening: Take an online self-screening test to determine whether you are experiencing the symptoms of a mental health condition.
  • IU medical plans: All IU medical plans cover behavioral health services, including therapy, counseling and substance use disorder treatment. Call the number on your medical plan ID card to learn how these services are covered or to find a provider.
  • Healthy IU Work+Life: Explore the different options for treatment and find local or national counseling resources and support.

Find more ways to offer #SupportNotStigma by checking out SupportLinc’s One in Five Campaign at www.1in5.info.