Well-Being Help Center

Emotional Health & Well-Being Resources


Resources for faculty, staff, learners, and the
community at-large.

Individual and Group Support

Counseling and Consultation Support Services - Internal to U-M

Faculty and Staff

Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience (OCWR) - for faculty and staff
The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience (OCWR) provides confidential, no-cost, compassionate, evidence-based counseling, consultation, and debriefing services to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.

To make an appointment, call (734) 763-5409, or e-mail counseling@med.umich.edu.

Compassionate Peers and Stress Support (COMPASS) Network - for faculty and staff
Michigan Medicine offers a Peer Support Network for clinicians who have experienced adverse events or other distressing clinical encounters. The network is specifically designed to offer emotional support by connecting affected clinicians with a trusted peer who has been through a similar experience. The peer supporter will offer opportunities to meet with the clinician for conversation, support, and referrals to additional resources, as needed. The program is confidential. Even those who are not currently experiencing emotional or physical symptoms may find it valuable to take the time to connect with a peer supporter. Learn more here, or send questions/request support at PeerSupport@med.umich.edu. Learn more about COMPASS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUe8HS9Bjk0.

U-M Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) - for faculty, staff, and learners
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.

Learners

Counseling and Pschological Services (CAPS) Services - for learners
Counseling and Psychological Services for all University of Michigan students, run through central campus.

House Officer Mental Health Program (HOMHP) - for learners
The HOMHP provides a range of mental health services, provided by psychiatrists, to a large number of house officers in all disciplines; documentation is not through MiChart.

Medical School Counselors - for learners
Staff counselors are available to help medical students with their career development and personal needs. There are four counselors, each dedicated to a specific M-Home house.

Medical School Mental Health Services - for Medical School learners
The MSMHS provides students with confidential psychiatric evaluations, time-limited evidence-based treatment, and referrals to external, community-based therapists and psychiatrists for long-term management if needed.

MHOME Peer Support - for Medical School learners
This student-led, administrative-supported group is available to all fellow medical students (M1-M4 and MSTP) to provide one-on-one support, and help foster a safe and inclusive learning and work environment for all students, especially those struggling with mental health and other chronic health conditions. Common reasons to reach out: struggling with mental health, experiencing studying issues, failed a quiz or exam, feeling isolated, experienced a negative clinic encounter, experiencing a personal crisis, experienced discrimination, experienced violence, or just to chat and connect.

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - for learners
OGPS counseling services provide assessment, referral, consultation and short-term individual counseling to all OGPS trainees on personal, emotional, family and academic/work-place issues.

Counseling and Consultation Support Services - External from U-M

Crisis Text Line - for all faculty, staff, learners, and the Michigan Medicine community
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 external support service available to members of the Michigan Medicine community 24/7. It is not staffed by U-M/Michigan Medicine.

  • 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.

Physician Support Line - for faculty and learners
Open 7 days a week from 8a-1a ET, the Physician Support Line offers free and confidential support for physicians and medical students. Call (888) 409-0141 or learn more here.

SilverCloud Interactive Mental Health Resource - for faculty, staff, and learners
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

Recharge Rooms

A place of calm for faculty, staff and learners 24/7. The rooms create immersive environments to improve cognitive performance and address anxiety by creating rooms that stimulate the senses through light, sounds and scents. The rooms are intended to induce short term decreases in blood pressure, stress hormones and heart rate through elements like dimmed lighting, relaxing music, abundant greenery, and tranquil imagery.

  • Frankel Cardiovascular Center -5331A

  • Med Inn - 626

  • C.S. Mott Children's Hospital -7-231


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.

Mental Health Resources

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.

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

Zero to Thrive Resources to help families, perinatal women, and professionals through COVID-19, led by Drs. Kate Rosenblum and Maria Muzik, Michigan Medicine.

Music & Art Relief

Gifts of Art invites the entire Michigan Medicine community to the following music and art opportunities:

  • Live Music Like to hear some live music on your unit or performed for a coworker? E-mail bedsidemusic@med.umich.edu or call at (734) 936-9431, extension 1.

  • Music Listen to full concerts at your leisure or join with coworkers on a watch party.

  • Art Exhibits Gifts of Art has nine exhibit galleries on display throughout the health system. Learn more here.

  • Relax with Art Want to watch art videos or color to relax? Gifts of Art has resources and designs to download for coloring.

  • Story Studio Want to share your story? Gifts of Art provides one-on-one recording sessions, prompts, audio editing services, and optional music to help you create a sharable 2-5 minute story. Presented in partnership with the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience. E-mail sacorwin@med.umich.edu or call (734) 936-9431, ext. 1.

More Resources

NEW! MottTube includes videos such as 'Little Victors Yoga', guided meditation, and an art lounge on loop.

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

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

Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty (free online course from University of Pennsylvania)

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

Self-Compassion Guided Activities

Sheltering in Love Series (U-M Organizational Learning Webinar Series)

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

The Resilience Mindset (Linkedin Learning - requires U-M login)

UHR Guide to Well-being During COVID-19

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.

Stress & Burnout

Stress First Aid

Stress First Aid is a model of self-care and peer support developed for those in high-risk occupations like the military, fire and rescue, and healthcare. It is designed to help us recognize and address early signs of stress reactions in ourselves and others. Training materials can be accessed HERE. (Reference: The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare)

More Stress & Burnout Resources

Managing Burnout and Stress. Email & Meeting Transformation Tools were developed by the Stress + Burnout Task Team, commissioned by Dean Runge, to focus on supporting faculty and staff who have repeatedly expressed in survey data and anecdotally that a constant flow of emails and meetings were contributing to increased stress, work-life imbalance and burnout. While Dr. Runge continues to make wellness a strategic imperative and engage many in this work, the initiatives of the Stress+Burnout Task Team is one important piece that provides a practical and needed foundation to support leaders as they help their teams take actions that will likely provide immediate relief to some daily stressors. Visit this link to familiarize yourself with the tools and make available to your colleagues and teams.

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).

Community Resources

Creating Community

  • First in Family - for learners
    First in Family at the University of Michigan Medical School provides medical students who are first-generation and/or low-income with the academic, professional, financial, and community resources necessary to succeed in medical school and in the medical profession. Learn more here.

  • Michigan Medicine's #Hailtothefrontlines
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff, learners and community members are reaching out to share their gratitude for Michigan Medicine’s front-line employees. See and share gratitude messages here

  • Office of Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI) Virtual Community Conversations
    Engage in dialogue and communication between one another to generate ideas and feel support. Virtual Community Conversations include discussions on xenophobia, self-care, and an array of topics aimed at tackling this pandemic’s most pressing issues, including health disparities related to social determinants of health by Dr. Othelia Pryor. See a full list of Community Conversations dates and topics on the OHEI Events webpage.

  • University of Michigan Community Resources
    Michigan Pandemic Resource Guide (comprehensive guide from the University of Michigan)
    universityofmichigan.workplace.com (collaboration platform for everyone with an @umich email address)

  • External Resources
    TED Connects: Community and Hope (TED.com)


TIP! Host Weekly (virtual) Coffee Breaks. If your office/department has the capacity, schedule a virtual, informal space for faculty and staff to come together to discuss what they are going through. This can also serve as a time for leaders to understand the needs of their faculty and staff.

Food

Maize & Blue Cupboard
Ensures members of the University of Michigan community, whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store, receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others.

Pet Food Assistance (Apply Online)

Safe Grocery Shopping (Video)

TIP!
Try online grocery shopping! If you have smaller, local grocery stores, check with them about delivery or curbside pickup. These stores are sometimes underutilized compared to larger stores. Find local grocery delivery and pick-up information here and here. Search for stores offering special hours for healthcare workers (ex. Meijer).

Front Line Workers

Resource List

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals

Child care support for health care providers and essential staff (Kids Kare, U-M Family Helpers & Child Care Network)

Convenient Delivery of Laundry & Dry Cleaning (Michigan Medicine Headlines)

How to minimize risk of COVID-19 for you and your loved ones while at work (Infographic)

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.

Paid Time Off During Covid-19 Pandemic if you work in a healthcare setting and were directed to quarantine (or became ill with COVID-19) due to caring for a confirmed COVID-19 patient

Temporary Housing Program for Employees Providing Patient Care Services
The reservation office will be open daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, please contact Alfreda Rooks at 734-645-1303 or email arooks@med.umich.edu.

Being Redeployed to a Patient Care Area?

COVID-19: What You Need to Know as a Health Professional (2 CME) (Osmosis.org)

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Provider Resources

Support for Clinical Care, Education, Research and Leaders

Leaders

ACHE Covid-19 Leadership Resources
Resources for leaders from the American College of Healthcare Executives

Leadership Support Program (Office of Faculty Development Program)

NEW! Managing Burnout and Stress. Email & Meeting Transformation Tools were developed by the Stress + Burnout Task Team, commissioned by Dean Runge, to focus on supporting faculty and staff who have repeatedly expressed in survey data and anecdotally that a constant flow of emails and meetings were contributing to increased stress, work-life imbalance and burnout. While Dr. Runge continues to make wellness a strategic imperative and engage many in this work, the initiatives of the Stress+Burnout Task Team is one important piece that provides a practical and needed foundation to support leaders as they help their teams take actions that will likely provide immediate relief to some daily stressors. Visit this link to familiarize yourself with the tools and make available to your colleagues and teams.

Michigan Medicine HR

Working Remotely

U-M and Beyond Resources