Psychological Wellness Resources
Psychological wellness affects our ability to deal with stress, connect with our surroundings, and make healthy choices. Nearly one in five Americans struggle with a mental, behavioral, or emotional condition, such as general anxiety or mood disorders. While physical pain commands our attention until treated, psychological conditions tend to be more subtle or easier to ignore. Mental health is just as important as physical health, especially since poor mental health can manifest through physical health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Pepperdine provides many resources to help employees and their family members promote psychological wellbeing, from on-campus learning opportunities to third-party services.
Employee Assistance Program
- Through Health Advocate, you and your family members (spouses, dependents, parents, and parents-in-law) can benefit from 10 free virtual counseling sessions for each issue that may be affecting you. The sessions are with a licensed counselor who can assist with personal, family, and work/life concerns. To get started or find out more, visit the Health Advocate webpage or call 866.799.2728.
Faculty and Staff Chaplain
- Please reach out to The Office of the Chaplain to receive pastoral care.
General Mental Health
- Mental Health Awareness
- There is no shame in having mental or emotional distress or reaching out for help. The real shame is the stigma, misunderstanding, insensitivity, and other reactions people have about it.
- Help for Better Mental Health
- A gentle reminder of the importance of your mental health and how our clinical team can help you and your family.
- Mental Health and Children
- Addressing children and young adults' social, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Questionnaire on Depression
- Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, and it's treatable, usually through counseling, medication, lifestyle changes, or all three. Complete this questionnaire to determine the severity of your symptoms.
- Talking to your Teen about Depression and Suicide
- Tips to help you understand the warning signs and how to stay informed and accessible
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
- 6 Easy Habits for a Healthier Mind and Body
- A quick 2-minute read on habits that you can proactively focus on to better round out your overall health as a whole.
- Easing the Mental Load
- Easing the load of your employees; support for managers
- 8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees' Mental Health
- A short Harvard Business Review article with tangible and practical examples of what supervisors can do to maintain their team's "mental load."
A free webinar on Mindfulness and Resilience can be found on the Health Advocate COVID support site. There, you'll notice there are many other free webinars that we encourage you to take part in.
For additional resources from Health Advocate, please visit your employee EAP portal
either by visiting your Employee Self Service tab in WaveNet or by going directly
to this link.