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May Portrait of a Wolverine: Kelcey Stratton

President Santa J. Ono's May video message, “Let's talk about mental health.” He also highlighted Kelcey Stratton, chief behavioral health strategist, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.

August Portrait of a Wolverine: Lindsey Mortenson

President Santa J. Ono's August video message encourages U-M community members to avail themselves of the benefits of vacation. He also highlighted Lindsey Mortenson, chief mental health officer in Student Life, as this month’s Portrait of a Wolverine.

U-M expands well-being, mental health support for students, employees

Students on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus now have access to up to six free counseling sessions per year, including same-day appointments, thanks to an expanded partnership with the student teletherapy provider Uwill. And in an effort to promote mental health and well-being for U-M faculty and staff, University Human Resources has recently created and filled a new position of chief behavioral health strategist.

Regents to consider changes to 2023-24 academic calendar

In an effort to better support the mental well-being of University of Michigan students and faculty, university leaders have proposed extending the break between fall and winter terms for the 2023-24 academic year by an additional week.

U-M joins network of US health-promoting universities

As part of a comprehensive plan to improve student well-being on campus, the University of Michigan has adopted the Okanagan Charter (PDF) and joined the United States Health Promoting Campuses Network, a cohort of seven U.S. universities committed to becoming health-promoting institutions.

Student Mental Health Innovative Approaches Review Committee Report

A committee of deans, faculty, and staff across U-M Academic Affairs and Student Life areas released a new report that outlines a comprehensive approach for transforming how the health and well-being needs of students can be holistically addressed on the Ann Arbor campus. The recommendations, which span four broad themes of strategic and innovative change — each with its own series of supporting recommendations.