U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

The Violence Needs to End

CAPS stand in solidarity with all individuals and communities who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the numerous tragedies and lives lost this year by senseless, unthinkable acts of hate and violence.  We continue, as a community to mourn the loss and irrational deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile whose lives were tragically taken on July 5th and July 6th .   We also mourn the loss of the five police officers that were killed, and express empathy towards several others who were injured on July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  

Another day, another hashtag.  You didn’t deserve this... #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile

We acknowledge the emotions that many U of M students, faculty, and staff are experiencing as a result of the recent deaths of Alton Sterling on July 5th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile on July 6th in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and offer our support and condolences to those who have been impacted directly and indirectly.  These young Black men died at the hands of police officers, and the number of Black and Brown individuals that are killed in similar situations, unfortunately, continue to increase.


A Response to the Orlando Massacre

We acknowledge and offer our support and condolences to all those that have been impacted either directly or indirectly by the recent terrorist attack and hate crime in Orlando, Florida. We mourn the loss of innocent people who have been taken from the LGBTQ communities in Orlando, and recognize this is a loss for all LGBTQ communities and allies throughout our nation. June is identified as a month for celebration of LGBTQ pride, making it even more poignant that we must now reflect with sympathy and compassion on the lives lost to targeted violence.