where to go for help
UMHS Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
For health system employees
The UMHS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, no cost service for UMHS faculty, staff, and their families as well as U-M staff and faculty located near UMHS. Our goal is to inspire ongoing individual and organizational development, while contributing to the health and well-being of the Health System community. We do this by providing brief counseling and coaching services, mediation services, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, educational and training programs, and supervisory, staff, and team consultation.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
For campus employees in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, & Flint
The University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) offers a number of services to help staff, faculty, and their immediate family members with personal difficulties encountered at both work and home. All services are free of charge and confidential and include: short-term counseling on personal, emotional, family and work place issues; personalized coaching services to assist with achieving professional or personal goals; critical incident, trauma and grief counseling; and educational presentations on a variety of emotional and mental health topics.
Central Campus (734) 936-8660 TTY (734) 647-1388
Flint Campus (734) 936-8660 TTY (734) 647-1388
Dearborn Campus (313) 593-5430
Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS)
Community Support and Treatment Services is a community mental health program, operated under contract to the Washtenaw County Health Organization. CSTS offers assistance to individuals with severe or chronic mental health conditions. Although they are primarily a resource for individuals without health insurance or with limited income, no one is denied services because of inability to pay. The range and nature of services provided is determined by a person-centered planning process that includes input from the client, family members and other community supports. Specialized services include “supported community living,” “crisis residential services,” “family and consumer education and support,” “case management,” and “assertive community treatment (ACT)." Additional specialized services and resources are available for youth (birth -18 years of age), older adults, and individuals with developmental disabilities or dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse). CSTS services are provided skilled and trained professionals.
Contact Access at (800) 440-7548 for an assessment or for more information about eligibility for services.
Support Groups/ Self-Help Groups:
Note: If you don’t find the support group or self-help group you’re looking for, search on the more general sites listed under the Support Groups/ Self-Help Groups category. There are many more potentially relevant groups than can be included here.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy.
Washtenaw County NAMI, including support group listings:
NAMI Affiliate finder:
Online NAMI Communities:
Recovery, Inc. is a self-help mental health program based on the ground breaking work of founder and neuropsychiatrist, the late Abraham A. Low, M.D. We are non-profit, non-sectarian and completely member-managed. Recovery Inc. has been active since 1937 and we have groups meeting every week around the world. Our members include people diagnosed with mood disorders including depression, dysthymia and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorders; psychotic disorders including schizophrenia; anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders; and personality disorders. Our members also include people who have not been diagnosed, but who are having difficulty dealing with the problems of everyday life.