This year has given he U-M community an abundance of challenges, and as the weather cools and leaves start to turn, it’s a natural time to take stock of personal transitions.

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,” says Kelcey Stratton, program manager of Resiliency and Well-being Services for 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 one’s 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 may be doing okay.

No matter where one is on that continuum, the university offers services that can support them.

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

Michigan Medicine employees can contact the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience at 734-763-5409 or or visit the website.

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campus employees can contact the Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office at 734-936-8660 or or visit the website.