Where to Go for Help
Support Groups/Self-Help Groups
The following campus resources can help you decide if a support group is right for you and guide you in your search for an appropriate group to meet your needs. If you prefer, you can simply search for a support group online.
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
The U-M Depression Center is the first ever multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research, education, and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses. The Depression Center offers several unique care components to its patients. We take pride in offering a multidisciplinary team approach to care since depression can be linked to other medical conditions. Clinicians from various specialties are consulted to make certain patients receive the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment possible.
Michigan Mental Health Networker
The Networker website provides listings of mental health therapists, agencies, and support groups in Michigan. The site also provides news articles and other informational resources on mental health topics.
Note: The sites listed below are excellent places to begin when looking for a face-to-face or online group. They are either comprehensive sites or contain links to other sites for specific concerns. You can also find support groups and self-help groups listed by topic of concern.
American Self-Help Clearinghouse
This is an online database of all types of self-help groups including national, international, model, and online self-help support groups. Search by keyword to find a support group in your community.
Healthwise Knowledgebase: Support Group listings
The Healthwise Knowledgebase website provides online health information to U-M staff and their families. Visit the Support Group section to search for self-help and support groups by keyword. http://health.med.umich.edu/healthcontent.cfm?xyzpdqabc=
Michigan Mental Health Networker
Visit this site to locate Michigan self-help and support groups by county.
U-M Depression Center Support Group Listings
Visit this site for a list of depression support groups that meet in Washtenaw County and throughout the state of Michigan