ISD’s top priorities are the health, safety and wellness of all our students and community members. During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic and cultural, political and environmental challenges, we understand that our students, faculty and staff may be experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety and may need support more than ever.
In order to help support overall well-being, it is crucial for our students, faculty and staff to feel safe, supported and connected to our community. As you navigate through the new paradigm of living through these challenging times and the uncertainty that comes with it, it is normal to feel anxiety or worry. Please know that you are not alone and that we are here for you.
We have gathered the following resources and guidance that can help you to take care of yourself while managing stress and anxiety. We hope that this information will be a helpful tool to best deal with our newly changing world.
U-M Updates on COVID-19 and Fall 2020 Semester Preparations
Join other U-M students, faculty, and staff in following safety measures across campus to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your community. Full details are available on the University’s Maize & Blueprint website.
Counseling & Mental Health Support:
- Engineering C.A.R.E Center: The CARE Center is a central resource within the College of Engineering that focuses on assisting students in successfully transitioning through a variety of challenging circumstances that can impact their lives.
- CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services: CAPS provides counseling services to students. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their services include tele-counseling, crisis support, and virtual outreach.
- Silvercloud online platform: SilverCloud is an online mental health tool available to all faculty, staff and students at no cost. It offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, resilience or insomnia.
- Mi Talk: Mi Talk is a website for U-M students with mental health resources such as online screenings for depression and anxiety, skill-building tools, and recorded workshops, lectures and relaxation exercises.
- Faculty And Staff Counseling & Consultation Office (FASCCO): FASCCO provides free of charge services to help active and retired staff and faculty members and their immediate benefit eligible adult family members with personal difficulties they encountered at work and home.
- Wellness Coaching: A service provided by University Health Services (UHS) to help students examine how their personal well-being impacts their values, goals and motivations
- Michigan Medicine Spiritual Care Resources: Resources from Department of Spiritual Care at Michigan Medicine
- Finding the Friend Within – The Science and Art of Self-Compassion: A lecturer about cultivating self compassion from Center for Positive Organizations
- CEW+ Inspire Midweek Mindfulness-Guided Sit: CEW+ holds virtual guided meditation sessions on Wednesdays. The virtual session is free and open to all levels of practice.
- Mindfulness and Meditation resources across campus: UHS’s list of mindfulness resources and meditation groups across campus and in the Ann Arbor area.
- Ten Things You Can DO for Your Mental Health: UHS tips to keep your balance, or re-balance yourself:
Physical Health Resources:
- U-M Recreational Sports: Recreational Sports facilities are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic but there are free workout videos on their website.
- Ergonomics Self Help
- MHealthy Resistance & Muscular Fitness Fact Sheet
- MHealthy Stretching and Flexibility Fact Sheet
Other Well-Being Resources:
- MHealthy Well-Being Resources for Faculty and Staff: MHealthy provides a comprehensive list of well-being resources for faculty and staff
- MHealthyWell-Being Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Faculty and Staff: A collection of resources and programs for faculty and staff to help them cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD): SSD provides access and support to U-M students with disabilities
- Office for Institutional Equity / ADA Accommodations: OIE oversees, facilitates and supports the University’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
- Child Care Resources: University’s Work-Life Resource Center provides resources to help U-M faculty and staff find child care, tutoring services, and learning support helpers.
- Elder Care Resources: University’s Work-Life Resource Center provides information on community resources to help faculty and staff care for aging relatives, counseling services, and support groups for caregivers.
- Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds
- Maize & Blue Cupboard