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You Are Not Alone

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Most of us have encountered difficultly over the last year. As we continue to persevere, let’s find time to make mental health a priority. 

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental illness. In May, FSAP joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected within our community.  

In a global study of 12,000 employees in 2020, 78% of employees globally reported that the pandemic had negatively affected their mental health. Even prior to the pandemic, 1 in 5 people manage a diagnosable mental health condition, and 60% experience mental health-related symptoms. However, less than half of employees feel comfortable talking to their managers about their mental health.

Learn more about mental health resources at or reach out to us at 305-284-6604.


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Parenting in a Pandemic

This webinar will introduce parents and caregivers to the five key principles of parenting during a pandemic. Learn the importance of managing your child’s emotions, homeschooling, time management, resources for building a creative learning environment, and creating a schedule for your family.

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Overcoming Worry

Chronic worry can be debilitating, leaving sufferers feeling worn out and hopeless. Learn to focus on utilizing practical, effective techniques to diminish or eliminate chronic worry from your life.


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Mental Health Awareness

Learn common mental health challenges, how we can support ourselves and others in difficult times, and share what good mental health looks like. This webinar is hosted by Carisk Partners.


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How Thoughts Impact Your Mood

Explores how thoughts influence our mood. Can we correlate health promotional behaviors, a balanced mood, and optimal bodily function with positive patterns of thought? Absolutely!

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Well-being and Mental Health

Ongoing challenges require greater attention, intention, and action to ensure our mental health is prioritized. Attend this offering to review strategies and practices which support mental well-being.



Online Mental Health Self-Assessment Tool

Complete an anonymous online self-assessment to check in on your mental well-being and receive resources for available support.

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FSAP Individual 1:1 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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Group “Check-In” Meetings

The UM FSAP offers virtual group “Check-In” meetings to teams and workgroups. These meetings are meant to support employee emotional and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings assist groups of employees in identifying/expressing their concerns while discussing options for managing stress, healthy coping, and supporting their team.


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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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UM Department of Psychology

UM-PSC offers a wide range of psychological services, including child, adolescent, and adult assessments, as well as individual, family, and group therapy. Services at UM-PSC are provided by doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology program who are closely supervised by UM Faculty and licensed psychologists who are experts in their field. All services are confidential, personalized and culturally sensitive.  Services rendered via telehealth.


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UM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine provides leading-edge patient care by the nation’s most acclaimed physicians. Board certified physicians offers evaluation and treatment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders for patients of all ages, socioeconomic levels, and cultural backgrounds.


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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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211 Helpline

2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Broward County: 211 Broward

1-954-537-0211; or 211

Miami-Dade County: 211 Helpline

1-305-537-0211; or 211

Monroe County: Keys Helpline

1-855-883-4429; or 211

Palm Beach County: Palm Beach 211

1-561-383-1111; or 211

FSAP Mental Health Video Resources

The FSAP is partnering with Psych Hub to offer the UM community access to mental health video resources. Visit our "Video Resources" landing page to be linked to short educational videos on a variety of mental health topics.

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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.

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Quote by Which to Live

"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone."

— Lisa Olivera


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