Well-Being Help Center
Emotional Health & Well-Being
Individual & Group Support
Counseling and Consultation Support Services
Michigan Medicine OCWR
The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience provides confidential, no-cost, compassionate, evidence-based counseling, consultation, and debriefing services to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.
U-M Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI)
The Rackham Institute is directed by Dr. Bruno Giordani, a clinical psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry. Services are confidential and not documented in MiChart. Services can be requested by telephone or online.
Crisis Text Line
During the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff, and learners may be struggling with feelings of isolation, anxiety, or depression. The Crisis Text Line is a free support service available to members of the Michigan Medicine community 24/7.
Michigan Medicine employees can text ‘UMICH’ to 741741
U-M campus faculty and staff can text '4UMICH' to 741741
By texting 'UMICH' or '4UMICH' to 741741, participants will be connected to a trained crisis volunteer, who will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve typed, and invite you to share at your own pace. Text responders are there for support, and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. Text responders may offer other resources you may find helpful. Please note that HIPAA compliance policies do apply to using this service, and all text conversations are private and secure. You need not be in crisis to use this service for support.
SilverCloud Interactive Mental Health Resource
A 24/7 self-guided, interactive mental health resources for faculty, staff and learners that provides cognitive behavioral interventions proven to help you feel better. These interventions based on clinical research help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety, and improve resilience.
This service is sponsored by the University of Michigan.
Emergency and Crisis Support
If you or a loved one is in a crisis or experiencing an emergency situation, please use any of the following resources:
U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at University Hospital: 734-936-5900 or 734-996-4747
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text 'UMICH' to 741741
This service is sponsored by the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office, Office of Faculty Development, Organizational Learning, and the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center.
Well-Being Check-In Guide
An Ann Arbor-based company that is currently offering online services including 1:1 peer support, grief workshops , restorative grief yoga and other grief support resources during the COVID-19 crisis.
Additional Support & Resources
Helpful Emotional Health & Well-Being Links
COVID Coach Information about a mobile application for veterans, service members, and anyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Beyond: Micropractices for Burnout Prevention and Emotional Wellness
(by Drs. David Fessell [Michigan Medicine] and Cary Cherniss)
Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry Addiction and Recovery Resources: a resource for those with substance use disorders and addiction
Michigan Medicine Depression Center Toolkit: a resource for those with depression
Michigan Medicine Self-Care Bingo to play with friends, family or colleagues
Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience Support Resources/Services - YouTube Short Takes This 6-minute YouTube video by Michigan Medicine's Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience provides a brief explanation of how OCWR can help you and/or your unit during these difficult times, as well as helpful ways to bring gratitude into your day.
Recognizing and Recovering from Phases of Disaster The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) displays the phases of disaster and the feelings which may accompany the various phases.
Self-Care Microsteps for First Responders Quick, easy-to-follow guide with small steps for sustaining mental/emotional health while working on the frontline responding to crisis
Social Workers: Self Care during COVID-19: activities, articles, and related resources specific to social workers
Suicide Prevention Resource Center A compilation of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.
This Spring They Were Heroes, But Summer May be Cruel for Health Professionals U-M lab blog post addressing the mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients.
University of Michigan Mindfulness Podcast Guided meditations, mindfulness research and information from University of Michigan faculty and affiliates.
Zero to Thrive Resources to help families, perinatal women, and professionals through COVID-19, led by Drs. Kate Rosenblum and Maria Muzik, Michigan Medicine.
Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress (by Dr. Monica Starkman, Michigan Medicine)
Self-Compassion and COVID-19 (by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff)
Michigan Medicine Resources
NEW! Remote Work Faculty & Staff Resource Guide (Michigan Medicine)
NEW! Remote Work Faculty & Staff Resource Guide - Supplemental Recommendations & Resources (Michigan Medicine)
U-M and Beyond Resources
10 Issues with Virtual Project Teams (gantter.com)
NEW! Boost Your Work-From-Home Productivity (Advisory Board)
Leading and prioritizing well-being during a crisis (Office of Faculty Development LinkedIn Learning Collection - requires U-M login)
Tips to make telework work for your team (Advisory Board)
Working from Home Tips for Success (University of Michigan HR)
Working Remotely (U-M Organizational Learning LinkedIn Learning Collection)
NEW! Access resources and tips for working remotely here
Access more consultation services for Michigan Medicine employees and the general public here
Access emotional health & well-being training's & webinars here
Access additional support services here (i.e. home education tips, food delivery tips, research support, etc.)
Access support resources for faculty, leaders, and managers here (i.e. COVID-19 funding opportunities, support for leaders, etc.)