October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017
Hurricane Harvey and Irma have caused devastating losses that have significantly impacted communities, individuals and families. We realize that many of our students at the University of Michigan may be directly or indirectly impacted by the devastation that these natural disasters have caused. The aftermath of these storms cause chaos and can lead to emotional upheaval and a sense of instability within one's environment, especially if you are from, or have family in, the affected areas. We can experience a wide range of reactions and feelings.
The Michigan Daily recently covered Todd Sevig, Director of CAPS, in a Central Student Government meeting. The meeting addressed the ways that CAPS is planning to expand mental health services. Sevig is quoted:
It’s crucial that I … as director of CAPS — we, as CAPS — are here, engaging, listening, answering questions,” he said. “In the last approximately 15 years, we’ve almost doubled in size. We are starting a national search for new positions. We have been newly funded, if you will, for six new positions in CAPS.
CAPS is proud to support our Greek Community for their ongoing efforts around mental health.
Recent efforts were highlighted in a recent announcment from Shannon Cohen, Interim Associate Director of Greek Life and Panhellenic Advisor.
November 14th, 2016
In a recent LSA Dialogue Event, CAPS discussed efforts prior to and after the Election to support students.
“It’s important to note that the election has taken a toll psychologically,” Sevig said. “We are not here to say that if you are feeling strong emotions, then you need therapy. We are here to say that things that could be therapeutic and healing is important. There is no one way of coping or making sense of this is going to work for all of us.”