U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

tiles with messages of hope

Here is some information regarding how thoughts of suicide and those who know someone who has attempted or died by suicide affects all of us, especially students.

  1. General student body:  ~24% of students have some degree of suicidal ideation UM Student Mental Health Survey
  2. CAPS Clients:  ~35% of clients coming to CAPS have some degree of suicidal ideation CAPS 2011-12 Annual Report
  3. 25% of students nationally know someone who has died by suicide
  4. 40% of students nationwide know someone who has attempted suicide
  5. These figures indicate that the amount of distress, the amount of suicidal ideation, the amount of struggling, is high. 

Given this information, we want you to know about the resources and help that is available to you or someone you know who has thoughts of suicide.

Getting help right away

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, there is help for you. Do not hesitate to call. Please reach out for help.

  • Call 911
  • Call (734) 996-4747 (U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services)

If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk with right now, please call one of the following 24/7, 365 days/year, resources:

  • UM Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services: 996-4747
  • 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)  All calls: main number
    Military Veterans: press 1
    Spanish speaking: press 2

  • LGBT Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Other information and online resources available to you 24/7

CAPS Messages of Hope Project-the messages are now being shared on a tile for a permanent message of hope and will be displayed on the outside wall of the CAPS office in the near future

MiTalk Suicide Prevention information-online information

Campusmindworks-information for student mental health support

Coping with the Loss of a Friend to Suicide This is one student's story about coming to terms with the loss of their friend

All of these options and resources are available with just a phone call or a mouse-click away.  Together, we can change our own story or the story of someone we care about.