U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

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What is outreach?

Outreach is about increasing college student mental health awareness through prevention, awareness, education and stigma reduction. Through outreach, CAPS staff are able to connect with the larger UM community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.” 

Who do we reach through outreach?

We are essentially connecting with students who do not traditionally utilize individual or group therapy. These could include students who may want to know more about how to help a friend or students who may experience stigma about help seeking or students who may need support, but not necessarily counseling. CAPS creates a “web of support” not only for students, but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.

Join the Web of Caring

CAPS tries to create and support this "community of caring" through many of our outreach and education efforts including:

  • providing workshops for student groups
  • our liaison program with campus-wide departments and units
  • QPR suicide prevention program
  •  MiTalk a self-help interactive website especially for students