U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS Wellness Zones are in 3 Locations! Munger and Pierpont WZ are open! Union WZ is opening soon.

Emotional Wellness is a proactive and positive approach to living that increases resiliency to stress by promoting life balance and contentment. True psychological wellbeing is an ongoing, ever changing process that is unique for each individual. Our wellness philosophy at CAPS affirms the multifaceted needs of the "whole student", including the mental, social, spiritual and other aspects of self. We believe a holistic approach to understanding student experience is critical to providing optimal emotional wellness services at CAPS.

"Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others." -Lama Yeshe

CAPS Wellness Zone (WZ) is available for students on a drop-in basis! We offer many wellness resources to help you manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U of M. Reminder: An active UofM ID is required to swipe in. 

  • Counseling and Psychological Services: 4th Floor Michigan Union
    • Hours:
      • Monday - Saturday: 7AM - 2AM
      • Sundays: 9AM - 2AM
  • Munger Graduate Residences: Lower level
    • Hours
  • Pierpont Commons, North Campus: Lower level
    • Hours
      • Monday - Friday: 7AM - 11PM
      • Saturday & Sunday: 11AM - 11 PM


What is the CAPS Wellness Zone?

The CAPS Wellness Zone is a self-service resource to maximize emotional wellness and well-being.

What is wellness and emotional well-being?

Wellness is an ongoing, proactive and positive approach to living. Emotional well-being is the experience of life balance and contentment that enhances resiliency to stress. Because wellness and emotional well-being are multidimensional and individualized, the CAPS Wellness Zone provides a wide range of resources for you to choose from that best fits your own wellness needs.

Wellness resources available in the WZ

  • Massage Chairs
  • Yoga Mats
  • Meditation Tools
  • Light Therapy
  • Board Games
  • Tea and hot chocolate

How do U-M students define “mental health wellness”?

  • Mental health wellness is an essential component for overall wellbeing. It is one’s emotional and psychological state where one feels healthy, strong, and stable

  • Being able to live life with joy and positive intention, and having a resilience to deal with stressors

  • Being able to focus on the present task, whether it be homework, exercise, going out with friends, or sleeping, without stressing out over tasks you are not able to complete in the present moment.

  • Having a blanched, peaceful state of mind.