Understanding Mental and Emotional Health

Just like your physical health, your mental and emotional health is an essential part of your overall wellness, deserving of your ongoing attention and care. The university is committed to promoting and supporting the health and well-being of its community by offering faculty, staff and dependents high-quality accessible mental and emotional health resources and fostering a healthy workplace culture.

How are you feeling today?

As you navigate life's ups and downs, pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, your energy level, and your overall mood each day. Just starting your day by asking yourself, “How am I doing today?” gives you a moment to focus on you. 

How can you feel better?

If you're having a tough time or just have some questions, talking to someone like a professional counselor, friend or loved one can make a big difference. A wealth of services and resources are also available through the MHealthy Thrive! program, the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP), and the UMHS Employee Assistance Program (UMHS EAP) to support you at no charge. And mental and behavioral health services are always available through your U-M health plan.