August 10, 2022
Mental Health Resources
The start of a new academic year provides a great opportunity to consider our own well-being, including our personal and family mental health needs.
New Mental Health Emergency Line
In July, the federal government introduced the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a universal, easy-to-remember three digit number for anyone to call or text at any time in the event of a suicide or mental health crisis.
In the spirit of mental health and assistance, we would like to draw attention to other support resources available to staff and faculty:
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Faculty and staff — and their household members — have access to CMU's EAP, provided by GuidanceResources.
- Care@Work: Eligible individuals can use the Care@Work program through Care.com to find backup emergency care for children and adults. The program also includes a free membership to perform self-directed searches for a variety of caregiving needs.
- CMU Health Plans' Mental Health Support and Services: Employees who participate in a CMU health plan can access mental health resources through their carrier.
- Care Resources for Staff and Faculty: A compilation of key resources and contacts related to health and well-being and child and family care.
- Community Health & Well-Being: Campus resources on a wide variety of wellness topics, compiled by a team from Student Affairs.
We wish all of the CMU community a smooth transition to the new academic year this fall.