Carnegie Mellon University

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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. 

University Resources

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 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.