U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Michigan Daily Features CAPS Suicide Prevention

In a recent Michigan Daily article, "CAPS expands programs, releases new suicide prevention videos," Kaela Theut (Daily Staff Reporter), describes CAPS recent and previous work in suicide prevention at UM.  

Theut shared highlights from the new videos released by CAPS, as well as comments from CAPS Coordinator of Suicide Prevention, Jamye Banks Ph.D.


Election Stress: Michigan Daily Article

On Novermber 3rd, 2016, the Michigan Daily covered CAPS efforts and perspective on election-related stress. In addition to interviewing students, two CAPS staff members offered their perspective on trends and support available on campus.

Mishelle Rodriguez, CAPS staff psychologist and Coordinator of Social Media, offers these thoughts:


CAPS Panel for World Mental Health Day

On Monday, October 10th 2016, CAPS Director and Associate Director of Community Engagement and Outreach spoke to LSA Student Government about how students can continue to support mental health on campus.  Students organized an entire day of mental health events, which ended with the panel. 

Find more information about the panel and other events during the day as the Michigan Daily covered the event HERE


Michigan Alumnus Magazine Article: Helping and Healing

CAPS is featured in the recent Michigan Alumnus Magazine article "Helping and Healing."  The article describes CAPS recent efforts to address stigma and meet student needs, an increase of UM mental health student organizations, and campus events focused on mental health.  

The recent work of the CAPS Student Advisory Board and CAPS In Action were also highlighted in this article, as well as student experiences of overcoming their own mental health challenges.

Find the full article HERE.

 


Michigan Daily Article: Faculty Must Address Mental Health

CAPS In Action (CIA), a new student organization within the University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) that “puts the CAPS initiatives in action," shared their thoughts on how faculty at UM can support mental health in an article that was published in the Michigan Daily.

CIA shared three suggestions including this experience from one of it's members:


Positive Chalking Event Referenced in The University Record

Monday, September 26, 2016:  Counseling and Psychological Services hosted a positive chalking event on the Diag prior to the first Presidential Debate.  Many students stopped by to share their support and chalk their own positive message for others to see.

The University Record noted this event in an article about racist fliers that were found in Haven and Mason Hall that same morning.


CAPS now on Mcard

A recent article on the UM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion web page has featured CAPS efforts to increase mental health support on campus.  Every student receives an Mcard to serve as their UM ID card for their career here at U of M.  Now, the Mcard has CAPS After Hours Information on the back.  


CAPS Embedded Model a focus for Inside Higher Education Article

Several universities, including UM Counseling and Psychological Services, were highlighted in a recent article found in Inside Higher Education for their work with embedding counselors around campus.  This has proven to be a new way to address needs of students and expand access to mental health support.   


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