Find resources to support your mental health

Find resources to support your mental health

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez

Find resources to support your mental health

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez
Whether it’s time to check your emotional well-being or explore ways to support a colleague or family member, we’re sharing behavioral and mental health options that are available to the University community.

Check your well-being. Take an online mental health assessment.
Checking your  well-being is the first step in ensuring you can support those around you. And, brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. The online mental health assessment, supported by the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), is completely anonymous and confidential. Get started here.

Connect with your team. Schedule a group check-in with experts from the FSAP.
During challenging times, it's critical to protect your mental health and to help others who may need relief. As part of a benefit to faculty and staff, licensed behavioral health professionals from the FSAP can now offer aid to  University teams and departments via virtual group “check-ins.” A check-in  is a voluntary, stand-alone meeting conducted at the request of team leaders who wish to extend this type of help to the members of their teams. Learn more about scheduling a “check-in” for your team. 

Explore your mental health benefits through Aetna.
Carisk is the mental and behavioral health provider for the UM/Aetna medical plan. Carisk providers are offering telehealth and tele-psychiatry visits (if available), with no restrictions. For additional information, contact Carisk at 1-800-294-8642.

Contact Aetna Crisis Support Services.
Aetna’s crisis response resources
, including the 24/7 counseling support line, is available to members in the United States and offers confidential counseling and support. Call 1-833-327-2386.

Attend a FSAP webinar or workshop.
Each week, experts from the FSAP host webinars and workshops to address fundamental needs during a crisis and to help you develop your capacity for supporting the people in your life and rediscover the importance of self-care. Review the schedule and register here.

Support our students.
Though learning remotely, students still have access to experts and resources through the University’s Counseling Center. Explore the options that are available and share them with students who may need help, including a 24-hour hotline and Canes Care for ’Canes support group. 

Health care providers can connect with CHARM.
Designed to support University healthcare providers manage stress and the foster resilience that is essential to personal well-being while providing ongoing care, the Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM), and the Department of Psychology, are offering educational group activities and support for faculty, residents, nurses, and staff. Contact to learn more about upcoming sessions.