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Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides voluntary, confidential, and professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve problems that affect their personal lives or performance at work. Services include problem evaluation and assessment, individual counseling, and referral to community services.

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All employees.

Types of SItuations

Direct and self-referrals for students, faculty, and staff under duress, stress, or dealing with life events that need to be addressed, such as family trauma, divorce, job and class stress, and mental health challenges.

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No timeline, 24/7.

How it works

Counselors are available to support benefit-eligible Purdue Fort Wayne employees and their legal dependents. Individuals receive three free sessions per issue, through face-to-face counseling with a local mental health professional


The EAP—open 24 hours a day, seven days a week—is available through the Bowen Center at 800-342-5653.

Other HR and OIE pathways.

Human Resources
Employee Dispute Services
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Office of Associate Vice Chancellor HR and OIE
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Office of Institutional Equity
Harassment, Discrimination, or Title IX
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