Stroke Patient Resources

Stroke Support Group

Michigan Medicine offers a virtual support group for stroke survivors, their families, and caregivers. The purpose of this group is to provide stroke survivors and their support persons with an opportunity to support each other and build new friendships as they strive for recovery, meaning, and well-being. The support group is offered through a participant-screened video conferencing platform most people will be able to use from their home computers or phone.

Why Attend a Support Group

Finding groups to connect with can be challenging. This is a safe place to share your trials and triumphs with a group of your peers. Michigan Medicine staff members attend to guide discussions and provide information.

Eligibility and How to Attend

Any person who has been treated for a stroke as well as their support persons are eligible to participate. There are no fees associated with this program. Participates must provide their own phone or computer/internet access. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Please email UMstrokesupportgroup@med.umich.edu for additional details on how to attend.

Stroke Care Guides

Blog Posts on the Michigan Health Blog and Health Lab

Patient Videos About Stroke

Young Stroke Patient Learns to Live Again

Barb Wiley never saw her stroke coming. After a 12-hour surgery, she began the recovery process — driven by a commitment to never give up and inspired by her doctor’s words: “Don’t recover to live, live while you recover.”

Merrill Harvitt Story

Merrill Harvitt suffered an extensive neurovascular bleed that in most cases would be deadly. With the collaboration between doctors at Munson Healthcare and Michigan Medicine he has had a remarkable recovery.

Stroke: Time is Brain

Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke treatment. The faster imaging is done and the faster clots can be removed, the better the outcome.

Time Matters with Stroke

Joaquin Uy had just left church on Christmas morning when he had a massive stroke. He received care in a timely matter from the U-M Stroke team, which, as his wife says, turned the worst Christmas to the best ever, ever.

Stroke: What to Expect at the Hospital

You have had a stroke and go to the ER, what happens next? This video will introduce you to what to expect if you are seen at the University of Michigan . Members of the U-M Comprehensive Stroke Center walk you through their roles.

 

Adaptive Activities for Stroke Patients and Others with Disabilities

Next Steps

For Patients: If you think you or a loved one might be having a stroke, call 911. If you have had a stroke in the past or think you might be at risk for one call us at 1-888-287-1082.

For Physicians: If you are a physician and want to refer a patient, call M-LINE at 800-962-3555.

For Stroke Coordinators: If you are a stroke coordinator and want to find out more about our process or have questions, please contact CSC-comprehensive-stroke-program@med.umich.edu.