U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Do something: Stop Student Suicide: we can all change the story

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.  One suicide is too many. 

At UM CAPS, 35% of students have thought about or considered suicide.  Students also report the following related experiences:

•       Perceived or actual lack of support

•       Academic concerns that may be experienced as failure

•       Lacking coping skills and feelings of Hopelessness

•       Identity concerns

Our students are engaged and ready to make a difference.  Together, we can impact these experiences and strengthen our community of caring.

Our Plan

Our plan of action aims to change campus culture, to increase resiliency and hope, and to create an environment that is actively and visibly engaged in stopping student suicide.  Each of our partners will engage within their own units and with their own students to produce a project that contributes to stopping student suicide.

To Join This Initiative in 2013-14

For Students and Our U of M Community For Departments, Schools, or Colleges at UofM

Celebrate our campus community efforts at an end of the year concert April 8th at the Michigan Theater.

Also consider having CAPS staff come present the nationally recognized Suicide Prevention Training: QPR.