MUSIC CARES Resources
Part 1: The Incident
Part 2A: The connection
Part 2B: The connection
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides a volunteer helpline answering questions and offering support for all Mental Illness topics. Text: 62640 or Call (800)950-6264. Visit the NAMI website for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use MUSIC CARES?
Any member who is distressed or impacted by involvement in a stressful experience. Stressful events can result in a range of experiences, including changes in mood, thinking, physical health, or coping behaviors. These responses are natural, and it can be beneficial to receive additional support to help you reconnect to sources of strength and coping during challenging times. Peer support can aid with a range of workplace stressors, as well as personal stressors that may impact one’s work.
Who are the peer supporters and what do they offer?Peer supporters represent a wide range of urologists within the state of Michigan. They have an interest in well-being and creating a culture of support and well-being. The supporters are trained to provide one-on-one confidential, emotional support to their colleagues. The peer support interaction provides a safe and confidential space to express reactions to a stressful event. Peer supporters can also provide information, referrals, and resources, as needed. Peer supporters are not mental health counselors and do not provide clinical assessment or services.
Is this program confidential?Yes. Peer support encounters are private and confidential. As a condition of the role, peer supporters agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of their peers. An exception to confidentiality is if someone is at imminent risk of harm to themselves or others; in this instance, confidentiality may be broken by alerting emergency services or mental health professionals to keep someone safe.
When and how should a colleague contact MUSIC CARES?Please reach out any time you would like additional support from a peer. There are several ways to access the program:
- Contact one of the supporters MUSICCARES@umich.edu
- Anyone can refer a colleague to the program through our email address, MUSICCARES@umich.edu.
The program coordinator will facilitate a connection with a supporter.