Behind the White Coat
It is important to learn and practice techniques that emphasize self-care. As a future physician, you will continually be caring for others, but can only do so if you take care of yourself: mind, body, and spirit. The Wellness Program offers events, classes, and resources including this website with a focus on wellbeing tips and helpful links.
This wheel is a representation of overall wellbeing. Notice how each slice of the wheel has a different type of wellness represented.
The Office of Student Affairs strives to offer different wellness activities throughout the year for our students. Some of these events include therapy dog visits, community engagement activities, Spirit week during the week of Halloween, a Thanksgiving potluck, Wellness Wednesday during orientation, and so much more. Students are notified of these different wellness activities throughout the year and are encouraged to participate.
Click on any of the links below in order to find information on local parks, mental health services, recreation activities available through CMU, and information on overall wellbeing, including relaxation techniques.
- CMU Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center
- AAMC Wellness Information
- Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation
- CMU Counseling Center
- Life on Campus
- CMU University Recreation
- CMU University Recreation on Facebook
- Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
- Physical: Exercise is Medicine
- Well-Being Self-Assessment: Do you know your well-being?
Medical Student and Physician Suicide Awareness
Global rates of depression continue to rise, and the World Health Organization claims depression will be the most common disease by 2030. Rates of depression among medical students and physicians, however, already greatly surpass that of the U.S. general population, and depression is currently a leading contributor to medical student and physician death by suicide. Ironically, while physicians are trained to diagnose and treat mental illnesses, they are less likely than members of the general population to seek treatment for their own mental illness. As leaders in medical education, the various medical schools across the state of Michigan are addressing this issue from the perspective of prevention, as well as to collaborate with other health-related organizations to address effective response strategies for the colleagues and loved ones of medical students and physicians who die by suicide.
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- Saginaw County Medical Society
- Michigan Area Health Education Center
- Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
- CMU Counseling Resource Sheet
- Now Matters Now
- Man Therapy
- The Jed Foundation
- Encompass (800-788-8630)
- Barb Smith
Network Executive Director
Suicide Resource & Response
Livingworks ASIST & safeTALK Trainer
COVID-19 Wellness Resources
- Facebook Live Workouts
- Peloton is offering their services for free for 90 days - they have workout videos other than spin
- Self-help resources - Some are geared more towards students as that is our main population of service but there are many helpful things for all!