University Resources for Mental and Emotional Health (2023)

Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience

The Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience is an assessment, referral, consultation and short-term counseling service. Our services are confidential, free, and available to all Michigan Medicinefaculty, staff and their immediate families. Guidance is provided for employees whether the problem arises in one's personal life or in the workplace.

(734) 763-5409

Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office(FASCCO)

The Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO) provides support and assistance to University staff and faculty in resolving personal or work related concerns. Through a range of sensitive and innovative services, FASCCO seeks to enhance the emotional health, well-being and job performance of members of the university community. By providing confidential and professional counseling, coaching, training and consultation services to staff, faculty, retirees, benefit-eligible dependents and departments, FASCCO helps individuals develop and foster strengths and resiliency to enhance their personal and professional lives.

(734) 936-8660

Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS)

UMATS is part of the U-M Department of Psychiatry's Substance Abuse Section, and is committed to providing outstanding clinical care for people recovering from alcohol and other drug problems.

(734) 232-0600

NOTE: To obtain treatment for alcohol and other drug problems at UMATS, please call the U-M Department of Psychiatry:

  • Toll-Free (800) 525-5188
  • Adults: (734) 764-9190
  • Adolescents: (734) 764-7269

Alcohol Management Program, MHealthy

Alcohol Management Programis a brief, confidential educational program that helps you eliminate drinking problems by reducing your drinking or stopping altogether. The Alcohol Management program is for people with mild to moderate alcohol problems who want to eliminate the negative consequences of their drinking. Individual consultation is available either in person or by telephone.

(734) 647-6691

Toll-Free (800) 222-5145

Center for Education of Women+ (CEW+)

The Center for Education of Women+ (CEW+), a unit of the University of Michigan, offers services to students, faculty, staff, and community members; advocates for women in higher education and in the workplace; and adds to our knowledge of women's lives through our ongoing research program. The CEW's counseling service assists hundreds of women and men each year as they make decisions about their futures. The comprehensive counseling program supports the exploration of educational and career interests within the context of relationships and life circumstances.

(734) 764-6360

Eisenberg FamilyDepression Center Toolkit

The Depression Center Toolkit is an online resource from the Depression Center that provides information, tools, and support to guide you through your mental health journey. The Toolkit includes self-assessments, an explanation of available treatment options, tips for coping with a mental illness, and a list of ways to support others and raise awareness.

Geriatrics Center and Turner Senior Resource Center

U-M Geriatrics Center and Turner Senior Resource Center's Social Work & Community Programs aim to help people achieve the highest well-being. Our social workers offer individual and group counseling in the clinic to both older adults and family members. A wide range of support groups, educational programs, and peer counseling services are also available. The center also offers daycare for older adults with dementia. Information and support for caregivers is provided by telephone, email and through individual and group sessions.

(734) 764-2556

House Officer Mental Health Program, Michigan Medicine

The House Officer Mental Health Programprovides confidential counseling, evaluation, and psychotherapy for house officers and their significant others. The program is staffed by psychiatrists who know the medical setting. They have experience treating the full range of personal and work problems of physicians at all levels of training., 734-763-9853, or pager #21616.

U-MInternational Center

The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. The International Center advises on adjustment to U.S. society and American culture, academic concerns and community resources, and also conducts workshops and orientation sessions for international students, scholars, and U-M departments.

(734) 764-9310

U-M Spectrum Center

The U-MSpectrum Centerprovides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services working to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large. Services include social and support groups.

(734) 763-4186

Department of Spiritual Care, Michigan Medicine

The Department of Spiritual Care at Michigan Medicineprovides spiritual support through an interdenominational team of chaplains available 24 hours a day. Our chaplains provide private devotions, scripture and prayer, spiritual counseling, and sacraments. The Pastoral Care office is located in room 2A220 on Level 2 of University Hospital. The University Hospital chapel is located on the second floor of University Hospital. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital prayer chapel is on the eighth floor of Mott Hospital. There is also an outdoor garden area for quiet reflection.

(734) 936-4041

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people of all ages. The following services are provided; psychiatric evaluation, treatment recommendations; crisis intervention; screening for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and mental health and substance abuse treatment referral information.

To make an appointment, walk-in or call: (734) 936-5900 TTY: (800) 649-3777

(734) 996-4747

U-MPsychological Clinic

The University of Michigan Psychological Clinic provides psychological care for students and residents of Ann Arbor and neighboring communities, including University staff and faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

(734) 764-3471

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

TheSexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides services for the U-M community related to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. SAPAC offers crisis intervention, outreach, counseling, advocacy, consultation, training, awareness, and prevention.

(734) 998-9368

24-hour Crisis Line: (734) 936-3333

Sleep Disorders Center

The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Centerdiagnoses and treats patients who have problems with their sleep or level of alertness. Specific problems addressed at the Sleep Disorders Center include excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, abnormal sleep-wake patterns, nocturnal seizures, and abnormal behaviors during sleep. The large majority of sleep problems can be improved, controlled, or eliminated.

(734) 936-9020

Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program

The Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program is a subspecialty clinic within the U-M Department of Psychiatry. The program is committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment for anxiety disorders and maintaining scientific leadership in the study of these disorders.

(734) 764-5348

University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)

The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) is a University of Michigan facility offering a comprehensive range of mental health services for children and families in the community. UCCF offers diagnostic and learning evaluations, therapy, and other mental health services to children and families in the following areas: Learning Disabilities, Social Skills, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional and Behavioral Concerns, Parenting, Grief and Loss, and Relationship Issues for Couples. UCCF participates with several insurance providers and sliding scale fees are also available.

(734) 764-9466

Work-Life Resource Center (WLRC)

TheWork-Life Resource Center (WLRC)connects U-M families to child care resources including the U-M Children’s Centers, Campus Child Care Homes, and links to searchable databases of all centers and homes. In addition, WLRCoffers backup child care (Kids Kare at Home),an online posting board of U-M students and retirees who offer child care and other support (Family Helpers), and access to WLRC also provides alist of campus lactation room locations, elder care resources, and an annual conference on work-life integration.Contact (734) 936-8677, or

Community Resources:

Community Mental Health Services Programs

Mental health services in Michigan are coordinated through local Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs).This website provides an alphabetical list of local CMHSPs. The list includes contact information for your local program.

Michigan Department of Community Health: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The Michigan Department of Community Health: Mental Health and Substance Abuseprovides support and services for adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, people with developmental disabilities, and people with substance use disorders.

(517) 373-3740

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Michigan Rehabilitation Services(MRS) helps Michigan residents with disabilities achieve employment and self-sufficiency. A person with a disability may be eligible for MRS services if the disability causes problems in preparing for, finding, or keeping a job. Any person with a disability who is interested in receiving job rehabilitation services may call the nearest MRS office.

Toll Free (800) 605-6722

TTY (888) 605-6722

SOS Community Services

SOS Community Services responds with care and respect to families in need by working in partnerships that result in economic, family, and residential stability. SOS offers services to families and individuals in Washtenaw County who are homeless or who are experiencing housing-related crises. Our Housing Crisis Services include: housing relocation, eviction prevention, short-term case management, shelter location assistance, utility assistance, distribution of emergency food and personal care items, housing-related transportation assistance, and referrals to other community resources.

(734) 484-4300


What are 3 reliable credible resources for help with mental and emotional disorders? ›

  • Find a provider treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.
  • American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Find a Psychiatrist.
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder.
  • American Psychological Association. Find a Psychologist.

What is one additional resource you can use to get mental and emotional help? ›

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). The Veteran's Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.

How can universities help students with mental health? ›

Knowing that the perceived stigma of mental health is potentially stopping students from getting the assistance they need, here are three ways colleges and universities can help.
  • Seek input from students. ...
  • Implement mental-health literacy. ...
  • Offer flexible resources.
Jan 20, 2022

What are some resources available to you or anyone experiencing mental health issues? ›

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): For general information on mental health and to locate treatment services in your area, call SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

What is a credible source for mental health? ›

NIMH. The National Institute of Mental Health is a massive government agency that studies the full range of mental illnesses. The “Health Topics” section of its website provides basic information about a wide range of issues related to mental health and more. SAMHSA.

Which school professional is most likely to provide mental health services? ›

School psychologists provide a continuum of services that connect mental health, behavior and learning, school and home, and school and community services.

What are some emotional resources? ›

Belief in self (self-awareness, persistence, self-efficacy) Belief in others (school support, family coherence, peer support) Emotional competence (empathy, self-control, behavioral self-control) Engaged living (gratitude, zest, and optimism).

What are three strategies you can use to help improve your mental and emotional health? ›

About Self-Care
  • Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health. ...
  • Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated. ...
  • Make sleep a priority. ...
  • Try a relaxing activity. ...
  • Set goals and priorities. ...
  • Practice gratitude. ...
  • Focus on positivity. ...
  • Stay connected.

Why do college students struggle with mental health? ›

For college students, being away from home and the stress of separation from family and having to care for themselves in a new setting can be the perfect storm for the development of mental health problems.

How can we reduce mental illness stigma in university? ›

Below, we've listed 4 ways you can begin making changes to end the stigma.
  1. Establish New Educational Platforms Around Mental Health and Illness. ...
  2. Increase Access to Mental Health Services. ...
  3. Work with College Administrators to Change the System. ...
  4. Normalize — Don't Stigmatize.
Feb 4, 2022

What kind of accommodations should I ask for college depression? ›

Classroom Accommodations

Preferential seating, especially near the door to allow leaving class for breaks. Assigned classmate as volunteer assistant. Beverages permitted in class. Prearranged or frequent breaks.

What resources needed for mental health awareness? ›

Government organizations
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...
  • MedlinePlus. ...
  • ...
  • National Center for PTSD. ...
  • National Institute of Health (NIH). ...
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). ...
  • Office on Women's Health. ...
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Why are resources for mental health important? ›

Mental health services also reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to stress, anxiety and substance abuse. Most importantly, mental health services save lives, while improving the outlook for people who may feel hopeless and lost.

What are some resources for dealing with stress? ›

Many people benefit from practices such as deep breathing, tai chi, yoga, meditation, mindfulness or being in nature. Set aside time for yourself. Get a massage, soak in a bubble bath, dance, listen to music, watch a comedy — whatever helps you relax. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help you manage stress.

Which sources provide the most reliable health and wellness information? ›

The National Institutes of Health website is a good place to start for reliable health information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website is another one. As a rule, health websites sponsored by federal government agencies are accurate sources of information.

Which website is likely to provide the most reliable information about mental health? ›

Some of the best resources for mental health include and those from the National Institute of Mental Health. And for more information about social media and apps for health information and further tips, check out this National Institute on Aging page.

What are some credible sources? ›

Credible sources include peer-reviewed journals, government agencies, research think tanks, and professional organizations. Major newspapers and magazines also provide reliable information thanks to their high publishing standards. Reputable news sources require all content to be fact-checked before publication.

What percentage of high school students suffer from mental health? ›

Approximately one in three teens meet the criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5) by the time they reach age eighteen. There are several types of anxiety disorders, but phobias and separation disorders are those seen most often.

How does mental health affect students in school? ›

Mental health problems can affect a student's energy level, concentration, dependability, mental ability, and optimism, hindering performance. Research suggests that depression is associated with lower grade point averages, and that co-occurring depression and anxiety can increase this association.

What degree do most mental health counselors have? ›

Like many other healthcare professions, mental health counseling requires a four-year undergraduate degree as a foundation. This bachelor's degree is usually in counseling, psychology or a related field. To work as a licensed professional mental health counselor, you will likely need a master's degree.

How can I improve my mental and emotional health answer? ›

Tips for improving your mental wellbeing
  • Relax and reduce stress.
  • Find ways to learn and be creative.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Connect with others.
  • Look after your physical health.
  • Try to get enough sleep.

What are 6 strategies for improving your mental & emotional health? ›

6 ways to take care of your mental health and well-being this World Mental Health Day
  • Talk to someone you trust. ...
  • Look after your physical health. ...
  • Do activities that you enjoy. ...
  • Steer away from harmful substances. ...
  • Take two minutes to focus on the world around you. ...
  • Seek professional help.
Oct 7, 2021

What are 5 strategies for improving an individual's mental health? ›

5 steps to mental wellbeing
  1. Connect with other people. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. ...
  2. Be physically active. Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. ...
  3. Learn new skills. ...
  4. Give to others. ...
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

What are 10 examples of emotional health? ›

Emotional Wellness
  • Having the ability to talk with someone about your emotional concerns and share your feelings with others.
  • Saying "no" when you need to without feeling guilty.
  • Feeling content most of the time.
  • Feeling you have a strong support network i.e. people in your life that care about you.
  • Being able to relax.

What are the 4 basic emotional needs? ›

There are four basic needs: The need for Attachment; the need for Control/Orientation; the need for Pleasure/Avoidance of Pain; and the need for Self-Enhancement.

What are the 5 different types of emotional needs of students? ›

  • 5 Critical Emotional Needs of Children.
  • Respect.
  • Acceptance.
  • Importance.
  • Security.
  • Inclusion.

What are the Big 4 strategies mental health? ›

“Big 4” — a set of evidenced-based, cognitive behavioural therapy-based techniques that help individuals cope with stress and improve their mental health and resiliency. The Big 4 are positive self-talk, visualization, tactical breathing, and SMART goal setting.

What are 8 ways to improve and maintain good emotional health? ›

Here are eight things you can do every day to boost your mental health:
  • Start your day on a positive note. ...
  • Stay present. ...
  • Make time for exercise. ...
  • Eat healthy. ...
  • Socialize. ...
  • Set goals for yourself. ...
  • Take sleep seriously. ...
  • Don't be ashamed to ask for help.
Mar 25, 2020

What is the biggest mental health issue in college students? ›

Anxiety is defined by the DSM-5 as 'anticipation of a future threat' as the most prevalent mental health disorder on college campuses with more than 41% of students experiencing anxiety.

What do most college students struggle with? ›

Common Issues
  • Social anxiety, general anxiety, test anxiety, or panic attacks.
  • Family expectations or problems.
  • Depression, lack of energy or motivation, hopelessness, being overwhelmed, low self-esteem, homesickness, loneliness.
  • Relationship difficulties (emotional and physical aspects of intimate relationships)

How can colleges improve student mental health? ›

Here's what colleges can do to address student mental health and make positive changes.
  1. Expand Counseling Services. Many institutions spend generous sums on athletics. ...
  2. Host Motivational Speakers. ...
  3. Offer Text-Based Support. ...
  4. Address Gender-Based Harassment. ...
  5. Provide Life Skills Classes. ...
  6. Encourage School-Life Balance.
Nov 18, 2019

What are 3 things that you can do after learning about stigma against mental illness? ›

Here are some ways you can deal with stigma:
  • Get treatment. You may be reluctant to admit you need treatment. ...
  • Don't let stigma create self-doubt and shame. ...
  • Don't isolate yourself. ...
  • Don't equate yourself with your illness. ...
  • Join a support group. ...
  • Get help at school. ...
  • Speak out against stigma.

Does anxiety qualify for accommodations? ›

Reasonable Accommodations for Anxiety Under Federal Law

Even when your anxiety is mostly controlled by treatment and medication, it will qualify as a disability under the ADA if it is disabling when it is active.

Does anxiety count as a disability in college? ›

Does anxiety count as a disability in college? Yes. People with anxiety disorders are protected under the ADA. Anxiety is the most common psychiatric disability in U.S. adults.

What are 3 three key contributors to depression in college students? ›

A lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and not enough exercise are a recipe for depression among college students. The stress that comes with academia — including financial worries, pressure to get a good job after school, and failed relationships — is enough to force some students to leave college or worse.

What are 3 reliable resources for help with mental and emotional disorders? ›

  • Find a provider treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.
  • American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Find a Psychiatrist.
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder.
  • American Psychological Association. Find a Psychologist.

What is emotional resources? ›

Emotional resources are those assets and skills within ourselves that we can rely on to take care of ourselves. Social resources are those support systems, other people, institutions and professionals that we may rely on to help us in times of need.

Why do we need mental health resources in college? ›

Mental health problems can impact the academic performance and success of a college student. Poor mental health contributes to lack of motivation and problems focusing which can lead to failing grades. Campus-wide mental health resources for students to seek support could be the key to their academic success.

Why are mental health resources important for students? ›

Students' mental health in school is a crucial part of the education system. Ultimately, students with positive mental health can build relationships more effectively, make decisions, and work together. These positive effects support the individual student and their larger community as they enter adulthood.

Why are mental health resources important in schools? ›

Mentally healthy students are more likely to go to school ready to learn, actively engage in school activities, have supportive and caring connections with adults and young people, use appropriate problem-solving skills, have nonaggressive behaviors, and add to positive school culture.

What are 5 common sources of work stress? ›

Some of the factors that commonly cause work-related stress include:
  • Long hours.
  • Heavy workload.
  • Changes within the organisation.
  • Tight deadlines.
  • Changes to duties.
  • Job insecurity.
  • Lack of autonomy.
  • Boring work.

How do you manage stress in college? ›

Five top ways for college students to manage stress
  1. Eat healthy foods. This sounds almost like a bummer, but it isn't. ...
  2. Exercise. You may be surprised at how little you actually need to do to get some exercise in. ...
  3. Get plenty of sleep. ...
  4. Manage your time and learn to say “no” ...
  5. Practice Mindfulness.
Oct 27, 2022

What are three resources to help when dealing with psychological disorder? ›

Mental Health Resources
  • Emergency help.
  • Types of providers.
  • Finding therapy.
  • Online and phone.
  • Nonprofit organizations.
  • Support groups.
  • Local services.
  • Inpatient and hospital care.
Jul 14, 2017

What are three ways you can get help for mental disorders? ›

Mental Health Treatments
  • Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of mental illness provided by a trained mental health professional. ...
  • Medication. Medication does not outright cure mental illness. ...
  • Hospitalization. ...
  • Support Group. ...
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine. ...
  • Self Help Plan. ...
  • Peer Support.

What are the three main treatment options for mental and emotional disorders? ›

Symptoms of mental health disorders usually improve with treatment, which may include medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies or brain stimulation therapy.

What are three sources of support for individuals seeking help with mental health issues? ›

These might include community mental health teams (CMHTs), social care services, residential care services, and crisis resolution and home treatment teams (CRHTs or 'crisis teams'). To find out more see our pages on: support services.

What are at least 3 ways to resolve improve mental health issues or maintain positive mental health? ›

Tips for improving your mental wellbeing
  • Relax and reduce stress.
  • Find ways to learn and be creative.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Connect with others.
  • Look after your physical health.
  • Try to get enough sleep.

What are the 3 most significant determinants of mental health? ›

Considerable and growing evidence shows that mental health and many common mental disorders are shaped to a great extent by social, economic and environmental factors.

What is the hardest mental illness to live with? ›

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPDs) become overwhelmed and incapacitated by the intensity of their emotions, whether it is joy and elation or depression, anxiety, and rage. They are unable to manage these intense emotions.

What are the two most common ways to treat all mental disorders? ›

They include: Psychotherapy or counseling. This also is called talk therapy. It is one of the most common treatments for mental health disorders.

What are the 5 signs of mental illness? ›

5 Warning Signs of Mental Illness
  • Changes in personality. ...
  • Changes in emotion. ...
  • Isolation. ...
  • Sudden absence of self-care. ...
  • Sense of hopelessness or feeling overwhelmed. ...
  • Warning Signs of Suicide.
Dec 17, 2020

What is the best treatment for emotional and behavioral disorders? ›

Emotional disorders are typically treated with a combination of medications and psychosocial interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, family psychoeducation, social skills training, interpersonal psychotherapy, or relaxation training.

What is the most easily treated mental illness? ›

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses, and they are also the most treatable. Unfortunately, only about one quarter of the victims ever seek treatment.

What are 5 ways to manage mental emotional health? ›

5 steps to mental wellbeing
  1. Connect with other people. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. ...
  2. Be physically active. Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. ...
  3. Learn new skills. ...
  4. Give to others. ...
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

What are the 4 key areas of mental health? ›

The 4 Pillars of Mental Health
  • Pillar 1: Physical Health.
  • Pillar 2: Emotional Health.
  • Pillar 3: Cognitive Health.
  • Pillar 4: Social Health.

Which is an internal barrier to seeking help with mental problems? ›

Stigma and embarrassment

The most frequently reported of all the barriers. Public, perceived and self-stigmatising attitudes to mental illness create an embarrassment and fear of identifying with a mental illness or seeking help about it.

What are 3 reasons why people with mental disorders don t get help? ›

  • Stigma. Society still attaches stigma to mental illness. ...
  • Lack of Awareness. Not everyone who has a mental illness is aware that they have this problem. ...
  • Lack of Support from Loved Ones. ...
  • Fear and Distrust. ...
  • Money.
Aug 21, 2018


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