U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

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.