We're glad you are here!
Your mental and emotional health is vitally important. We are here to support you in taking steps towards finding help for your concerns.
At the University of Michigan, we recognize there is no “one size fits all” approach to supporting student mental health. That's why we provide a variety of options to meet a diversity of needs. Check out the options listed below to see what may be a good fit for you.
Most of you know that individual counseling is one option -- but we know that not everyone wants or needs individual therapy with a professional -- so we've created other options which are noted below with a brief description to help you decide what route you may want to take.
If you are not sure, please consult with us and we'll help you decide.
Have you considered these options?
- Individual Peer Counseling - Trained and supervised by CAPS staff members, Peer Counselors offer support for concerns such as loneliness, adjustment/transition, learning about campus resources, managing stress, making friends, and more.
- Wolverine Support Network (WSN) - A student-led peer support program designed to empower students to create a safe community in support of mental well-being and identity development.
- Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) - For students who are recovering from a substance use disorder. Know that you are not alone and contact the U-M CRP to find out about becoming part of the on-campus recovery community.
Technology & Apps
- Togetherall - A safe, virtual space to anonymously interact with and seek mental health and wellbeing support from their peers.
- Calm App - Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, with unique audio content, available in both the App Store and Google Play store
- Stressbusters App - A free app tailored to meet the wellness needs of U-M students by providing tools to increase calmness and focus. Tools include, but are not limited to, guided breathing meditations, progressive muscle relaxation, and sleep tips.
- MiTalk - Self-help website on a variety of mental health topics affecting U-M students.
- Online anonymous screenings - Completely anonymous and confidential, fill out a brief questionnaire on a topic(s) of choice: overall well-being, mood changes, worry, sadness, trauma, drinking habits, gambling behavior, eating habits, and substance use. Upon completion, you will be provided with your results and recommendations.
On Campus Supports
- Wellness Coaching - Meet with a wellness coach to help with non-clinical issues such as stress and holistic well-being. Coaches help students practice coping skills, and set and accomplish wellness goals.
- Well-being for U-M Students - A website of comprehensive campus resources tailored towards your needs and an events calendar focused on wellness across campus.
- Campus Mind Works
- On Campus Treatment Resources
- On Campus Student Support
Off Campus Providers
- Community Provider Database - A resource to find longer-term community providers in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
- Uwill Teletherapy Services - Uwill serves as an extension of the care provided through CAPS, allowing us to expand our service capacity for students. The partnership provides students with free video, phone, chat and message sessions with licensed mental health professionals free of charge. Teletherapy services are available during evenings and weekends, and holidays, providing the most flexibility for meeting your scheduling needs.
- Wellness Zone - Drop-in and relax at one one of our three campus locations (4th floor Michigan Union, lower level of Munger Residence Halls and Pierpont Commons). Resources include: massage chairs, light therapy, meditation tools, and games. Take time to rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U-M.