Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on reducing financial stress

Join Melissa Covarrubias, behavioral health counselor at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, for a Healthy Boiler workshop focused on financial stress. The workshop, “Reducing Financial Stress,” will run from noon to 1 p.m. ET on September 8.

“Financial stress can affect us physically, emotionally and mentally and can make us feel like we have no control,” says Covarrubias. “High levels of financial stress can manifest as physical symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, cardiac arrhythmia, depression, trouble sleeping, etc.”

Worries about finances have topped the list of stressors for individuals for many years. It emerged as the #1 stressor across all age groups in Everyday Health United States’ 2018 Stress Survey. In 2019, a Bankrate survey showed that more than half of Americans lose sleep over money troubles. And this trend continues – Americans are worried about their financial situation.

During the workshop, participants will learn:

  • How to create an effective budget.
  • The effects of financial stress on overall health.
  • Community resources that may be helpful.

Those interested must register before September 7 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link can be found in the ‘Healthy Boiler Workshops’ section on the portal’s home page. Hover over “Reducing Financial Stress” and click “Submit” to register.

Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to LCH at 765-494-0111.

Additional mental health resources to help faculty, staff and students

To help teachers and staff

Visit the Mental Health Resources webpage for a variety of resources available to faculty and staff, including behavioral health resources for all Purdue campuses and information about Purdue Health Plan coverage for the mental health and addiction.

To help 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) – provider of student and graduate student medical plans – offers 292 unique mental health providers serving at various locations that are networked with UHCSR in Tippecanoe County. The list is available here. Additionally, students have access to HealthiestYou, which provides virtual access to mental health care under the UHCR plan. All services are free for students covered by the CSSU insurance plan.

Office of the Dean of Students

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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