Mental Health Resources
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Employee Mental Health Resources
Mental health care looks different for all of us. A variety of resources and training tools are available to UD employees to support you in proactively protecting your mental health, finding professional care when you need it and confidently supporting others.
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Get Help Now
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please utilize one of these 24/7 confidential helplines:
ComPsych Employee Assistance Program | 1-877-527-4742
Beginning July 16, 2022, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support is available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress—whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Learn more about ways to protect your mental health and how to support others with this 30 minute training
Explore Your Resources
UD Mental Health First Aid Directory
Our network of Mental Health First Aid trained faculty and staff is committed to supporting the UD community by providing assistance to those experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Individuals are trained to recognize warning signs, listen nonjudgementally, give reassurance and information, encourage appropriate professional help and encourage self-help.
Protecting Your Mental Health
Use these resources to create environments that support positive mental health, improve resilience and keep your emotional wellbeing at its best. These recommendations have been derived from National Institute of Mental Health "Caring for Your Mental Health" best practices where you can find additional guidance and tips.
Work with Work Arrangements
Identify what you need to perform at your best and discuss options with your supervisor. Find a full list of resources on the Future of Working at UD page.
Working Well Resources
UnDeniably Well Podcast | Working with Work Arrangements
LinkedIn Learning Courses | How to Set Boundaries and Protect your Time
Employee Health and Wellbeing On Demand | Working Well Series Recordings
Connect with Others
Finding a network of support and maintaining social connection creates a sense of belonging and community that is essential to maintaining positive emotional wellbeing.
Use mindfulness, meditation and other calming activities to train your nervous system to respond positively to difficult situations.
Stay empowered by learning more about signs, symptoms, prevention and management of mental illness and mental health concerns.
LinkedIn Learning Courses | Managing Depression, Managing Anxiety, Managing Burnout
ComPsych On-Demand Training | Emotional Eating
EHW's UnDeniably Well Podcast | Help for Mental Health, Speak Up About Mental Health, More Episodes
Do I Need Help?
If symptoms of a mental health concern are interfering with your daily life, seek professional help
Finding a Provider
Use your State of Delaware benefits to locate a primary care or behavioral health provider available in-person or via telehealth appointment.
Responding to Crisis
Learn how to respond to mental health emergencies and "Be the One to" help save a life.
NAMI Delaware | Mental Health First Aid Training, QPR Suicide Prevention Training
National Institute of Mental Health | The Five Action Steps to Help Someone in Emotional Pain
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | We Can All Prevent Suicide
Supporting Your Employees
Faculty and staff in supervisory roles have an opportunity to lead with compassion and empathy to create supportive environments that allow teams to thrive.
Resources for Managers
Employees at the University of Delaware are in a unique position to impact the lives of students who might be experiencing symptoms of mental illness for the first time. Learn when and how to report concerns with these resources.
Resources for Supporting Students
UD Center for Counseling and Student Development | Guidelines and Tips for Supporting Students in Distress
UD Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning | Course Design Tips to Help Decrease Student Stress
UD Office of the Dean of Students | How to Report a Concern