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Congratulations to all Leap 28-day challenge participants!

The UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) would like to thank all 519 members of the UM community who took part in this year’s “Leap into Well-being” 28-day challenge.

The 28-day challenge is officially over. But, this doesn't mean your personal development has to end. Hopefully you have found new ways to practice self-love, kindness, gratitude, connection and belonging. Establish these healthy habits so you may continue to foster a mindset of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Congratulations on your accomplishments!

March 2021 marks one year of operating under pandemic-related realities. Although a solution is in sight, there is still a bit more that each of us must do to hasten the arrival of viable and lasting solutions. Attend upcoming webinars which aim to help participants "stay the course" to see better days.


(1 hour)

Managing Pandemic Fatigue

A year of coping with the stressors of quarantine, social-distancing, shutdowns, losses, grief, uncertainty, and anxiety takes its toll on our emotional health. When we feel impacted by pandemic fatigue, we need to remember that we are not alone and that there are things we can do to continue protecting our health, the health of those we love, and the well-being of our community.

(1 hour)

Social Security Benefits Update

Presenter, Maria Ortega, Public Affairs Specialist with Miami-Dade Social Security Administration Office, will help participants understand who is eligible to receive Social Security benefits, when a person qualifies, and the steps eligible participants need to take to apply for Social Security benefits. A University of Miami Benefits Administration representative will be in attendance to answer UM benefits related questions.



FSAP Individual "Check-In" Consultations

Feeling stressed, burned out, or overwhelmed? We can help you address these concerns. Call the University of Miami's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) to arrange a 1:1 confidential telehealth consultation visit with one of our Florida licensed mental health and certified employee assistance professionals. Consultations are free of charge to UM faculty, staff, and their eligible dependents.


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Carisk Behavioral Health

Contact Carisk Behavioral Health, the University of Miami's behavioral health insurance panel to discover the variety of providers and treatment modalities available for addressing mental and behavioral health concerns. Telehealth services are covered. Select "Commercial Directory" on their website to access the correct database of providers.


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Aetna Resources for Living and 24/7 Helpline

COVID-19 response is bringing a lot of changes to our lives, including stress and anxiety. Visit the Aetna Resources for Living webpage to discover resources to help you cope during this challenging time. Or, call their 24/7 Helpline for after-hours assistance.


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FSAP “Working from Home” Resources

Visit the FSAP’s “Work from Home” resource webpage to explore links to stress relief and meditation apps, review home-based fitness ideas, download PDFs on a variety of mental health topics, and discover links to helpful home delivery app-based services.

Learn more.


Quote by Which to Live

"The past has no power over the present moment."

— Eckhart Tolle


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If you have any questions,  please contact FSAP at 305-284-6604 or visit