Well-Being Help Center

Emotional Health & Well-Being

Faculty & Staff

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Individual & Group Support

Counseling and Consultation Support Services

Internal Resources

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.

External Resources

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.

This service is sponsored by the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office, Office of Faculty Development, Organizational Learning, and the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center.

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:

  • Dial 911

  • 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)

  • LifeLine Crisis Chat

  • 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

Brief Well-Being Check-In Guide
A helpful, 1-page guide for local teams and leaders to facilitate well-being discussions when and where they can (e.g., huddles or team meetings).

Grief Support

GrieveWell: 734-975-0238
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.

Music & Art Relief

Music Therapy: “What a Wonderful World

Music Therapy: “Count on Me

Art Therapy: Rock Painting Project

Art Therapy: Watercolor Kit

Stress and Anxiety: Affirming Thoughts, Beliefs When Anxious

Stress and Anxiety: Square Breathing

Spiritual Care

A multi-faith resource page has been set up to help patients, their families, caregivers and staff. Chaplains and the Spiritual Care staff are available to provide support.

Additional Support & Resources

Helpful Emotional Health & Well-Being Links

Mental Health

NEW! Working Through COVID-19: Resources and Support for U-M Employees and Supervisors

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

National Academy of Medicine: Resources to Support Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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

Sleep Research Society Sleep Tips

Sleep Tips When Staying Indoors During Isolation Period

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.

Resiliency Resources

American Psychological Association

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

CDC Manage Anxiety and Stress

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress (by Dr. Monica Starkman, Michigan Medicine)

Resilience in Challenging Times

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

Self-Compassion and COVID-19 (by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff)

Self-Compassion Guided Activities

UHR Guide to Well-being During COVID-19

More Resources

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