Campus Mental Health

While PVM students have access to counseling services in LYNN Hall, they remain eligible for the full range of mental health services provided by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Individual, group, and couples counseling is offered as well as psychiatry services. To schedule an initial brief phone screening at CAPS, call 765-494-6995.

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center provides free counseling services to purdue students, staff, and adult community members.  This clinic is in Beering Hall  room 3202.  Call 494-9738 to schedule an appointment.

Purdue Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics provides very low cost individual, group, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological assessments to members of the Greater Lafayette community. Their offices are located in Lyles-Porter Hall, Second floor.  The first session costs $25.  Call 765-494-6977 to check availability.

HealthiestYou by Teledoc provides virtual/remote mental health counseling and psychiatric care which is 100% covered for students who are enrolled with Purdue’s student health insurance.  See full description of benefits here.

If you are undecided about your desire for therapy but interested in learning more about your mental health and want to begin learning some coping skills…  Purdue students have full access to TAO (Therapy Assistance Online), an interactive self-help tool which can be used on your own or in conjunction with your counseling.  TAO is a self-guided program informed by psychotherapy research that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. To begin using TAO as a Purdue student, create an account here.

Off Campus Mental Health

Thriving Campus can be used to locate therapists providing counseling through private practice in the Greater Lafayette community. This web based tool is useful to search local therapists’ availability, location, specialization, and insurance eligibility.

Similarly, the Psychology Today website provides a helpful tool to identify licensed mental health clinicians and psychiatrists in the community and the state of Indiana. You can filter your search based on location, insurance coverage, specialty area, language, and several additional categories. Many therapists and psychiatrists are now offering telehealth appointments which may increase accessibility, especially since our local community is not well-resourced with psychiatry providers.

Mental Health Navigator is a free resource in Tippecanoe County offered by Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region, which connects individuals and families with mental health and substance abuse treatment providers in our community.  To schedule an appointment, call 765-742-1800.

Mental  Health America Wabash Valley Region offers a number of free mental health resources to our local community including support groups for Anxiety/Depression/Bipolar Disorder, Survivors of Suicide, Survivors of Sexual Assault, and Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD. 

Academic Resources

The PVM Learning Specialist provides academic support to grow students' learning skills, study skills, and student success strategies.

Veterinary Student Resource Center (VSRC) provides tutoring for 1st and 2nd year students.

Purdue’s Academic Success Center provides several resources online which may be helpful including free webinars on time management and procrastination, and useful handouts to aid goal-setting, prioritizing, and improving study skills.

The Disability Resource Center will work with students who have documented disabilities to determine reasonable accommodations to create inclusive and equitable learning experiences. They have also compiled a helpful list of apps to support mental health. 

Suicide Prevention Resources

QPR Suicide Prevention Training is provided by the AVMA to help veterinary professionals identify and refer at-risk colleagues.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides several resources to help you find support for yourself and others who may be at risk for suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and several resources for concerned others who want to help.  Call or Text 988.

Cultural and Resource Centers

The Office For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – College of Veterinary Medicine has a vision to “create an equitable and inclusive culture and climate that reflect cultural competency in the learning and working environment for faculty, staff, and students, thereby, contributing to the development of meaningful relationships with all stakeholders.”

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center "provides programming that engages the entire Purdue University campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events, a distinguished lecture series, advocacy for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitation of a variety of training opportunities throughout the year.”

The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) at Purdue University "serves as a resource to Latinos/as to celebrate and enhance understanding of the Latino culture through history, accomplishments, growth, and empowerment.”

The Black Cultural Center (BCC) "provides purposeful, holistic, scholarly, and co-curricular programming designed to strengthen understanding of African American heritage.”

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) "provides dynamic educational resources for the Purdue community and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. Since joining Purdue in April 2015, the AAARCC has opened its doors to all and seeks to remain as a source of education, integration, and support.”

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) is "home to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff representing over 70 tribal nations at Purdue. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC provides educational opportunities for the West Lafayette campus and greater Lafayette community to learn about Indigenous cultures.”

The Veterans Success Center (VSC) is located in the Purdue Memorial Union where students can recieve guidance about and access to military-related education benefits, opportunities for personal and professional development, and camaraderie with their peers. 

Other Support

The Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) provides confidential support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. Advocates are available 24/7 by calling 765-495-CARE (2273).

Purdue Wellness Programs provides a variety of wellness classes (live and on demand), individual and group wellness coaching, nutrition coaching, financial counseling, massage therapy, and light therapy. Take a look at their Digital Well-being Self-Help Guides on Sleep, Stress Management, and Time Management.

For additional wellbeing resources specifically applicable to veterinary professionals, please learn more about our Wellness Committee.