The Neurology Residency Program is committed to promoting the holistic well-being of its residents and actively strives to support resident families to foster a feeling of community and connection within the program.
- Well-Being Coaching Initiative. In an effort to diminish barriers to accessing mental health resources, each resident has a pre-assigned confidential coaching session with a licensed psychologist at the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience. This session serves as a check-in, but also gives time to discuss any concerns the resident may have, strengths/weaknesses, and goals for their personal and/or professional lives. They are allowed to opt-out, reschedule, or schedule additional sessions at any time.
- Thoughtfulness Thursdays: Once monthly noon conference sessions led by residents to help guide interns through the transition to residency. Themes and activities relate to burnout prevention, communication with difficult patients, diversity in medicine, healthcare disparities, finding joy in our work, humor, sharing stories about family, meditation, music, and painting.
- Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support: Awareness made through multiple conferences throughout the year.
- Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience: The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience serves the mental and emotional health needs of Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. They provide free-of-charge and confidential counseling, consultation, coaching and stress debriefing services to help faculty and staff develop strength and resilience in their personal and professional lives. They also offer a number of programs designed to help individuals and departments reduce burnout, compassion fatigue, and to foster resilience.
- House Officer Mental Health Program: Michigan Medicine's House Officer Mental Health Program provides a range of mental health services to house officers in all disciplines. They are committed to supporting house officers during this significant, rewarding, and often stressful stage of life. They complete over 70 new evaluations annually, evaluating and treating a broad spectrum of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, ADHD, stress management, interpersonal difficulties, and work-life balance issues.