COVID-19
Well-Being Help Center

Let us help connect you to the right resources

The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office is here to support our faculty, staff and learners to navigate the many resources available for emotional and mental well-being during the COVID-19 crisis, including:

  • Connecting you with key resources to meet your individual or team needs during this time.

  • Coordinating with the many caring and compassionate partners providing emotional and mental health services across the institution.

A message from the Chief Wellness Officer, Kirk J. Brower, MD

Posted June 22, 2020

More than ever, we can all join together to recognize racism, in all of its forms, in the world at large and here at home. At a recent Michigan Medicine Town Hall, I said, “When I look in the mirror, I see an old white man of privilege.” That was a first step. However, I’m embarrassed to say that the word, anti-racist, was mostly unknown to me then. I have much to learn.

As your Chief Wellness Officer, I am committed to doing that work. My job is to promote and sustain your workplace well-being. Racism erodes our workplace environment and causes people to feel unsafe, chronically stressed and under-valued. The energy required to defend against stress undermines our well-being. No one is safe – including our patients – unless we all feel safe to be our full selves regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, and religion. The Wellness Office is committed to ensuring an environment where everyone feels safe and valued as a foundation of our well-being.

The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office aims to be a liaison for faculty, staff and learners, as the community navigates living in the COVID-19 pandemic. Many partners across Michigan Medicine, and the University of Michigan as a whole, have mobilized resources for the community, some of which you can find here.

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