We are here for you: Counseling, mental health resources available for faculty, staff

October 7, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This year has given everyone an abundance of challenges. As the weather cools and leaves start to turn, it’s a natural time to take stock of our personal transitions. Fortunately, for those who could benefit from someone to talk to, support is available year-round for all faculty and staff on every campus and at Michigan Medicine. 

“We are here for you with compassionate, confidential support,” said Kelcey Stratton, program manager for resiliency and well-being services at Michigan Medicine. “For so many, this has been a year of long-term stress and crisis. In the midst of a challenging time, it can be difficult to slow down or reflect on your own needs. But finding time for reflection allows you to connect to the resources within and around you. Whether it’s sadness, anxiety, frustration or uncertainty, there are confidential resources, like online screenings and counseling services available to you.” 

Like your physical well-being, mental health is a continuum. At any point in time, we all find ourselves at different states of emotional health. Some may be struggling and some of us may be doing okay. No matter where you are on that continuum, the university offers services that can support you.

Counseling services for faculty and staff

Personal counseling: Confidential short-term counseling is always available to university faculty, staff, retirees and their adult family members at no charge.

Learn more about online screenings, health plan benefits, support groups and workshops for mental and emotional wellness.