This time of year can be busy as our diverse nation experiences many religious holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, and cultural traditions such as Kwanzaa, New Year's, and Winter Solstice. For many UM students, Thanksgiving and Winter Break are a time to celebrate these holidays with family and friends. For other students who do not celebrate these holidays, it is simply a time of year with extended time off from school and an opportunity to be with family.
A message from UM-Ann Arbor President Mark S Schlissel focuses on the importance of the UM Community taking care of our mental health. President Schlissel wrote:
To All Members of the U-M Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine Community:
CAPS Community Engagement and Outreach is multi-faceted and comprehensive. Simply, it's a way to reach all 46,000 of our University of Michigan students. Together, we can all change the story about college student mental health.
What is outreach?
Outreach is about increasing college student mental health awareness through prevention, awareness, education and stigma reduction. Through outreach, CAPS staff are able to connect with the larger UM community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.”
CAPS will be closed starting Wednesday November 21st at 5pm and will reopen on Monday November 26th at 8am.
Find more information if you are not going home for Thanksgiving HERE.
Active Minds at the University of Michigan presents:
CAPS is happy to host a webinar from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) in collboration with the Commission on Counseling and Pscyhological Services within the American College Personnel Association.
- The Webinar will be held in the CSG Chambers and light refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, 9 February, 2016, 2-3:30 pm
We'd love it if you can come to all or part of this to learn more regarding national trends as well as local trends in student mental health.
In 2014, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) embarked on a new way of effectively and efficiently distributing mental health services for students across the schools and colleges by creating a community-based model - placing CAPS clinicians inside some of the schools and colleges, known as the embedded model. CAPS counselors are now placed in 13 different Schools and Colleges at UM.
Find more information (including CAPS Embedded Staff, Confidentiality, and more) about the Embedded Model HERE.
Just in time for finals!
Download the CAPS Stressbusters Wellness app in the App store or google play for some tips on how to maintain your personal wellness during finals week and enjoy a free tall beverage at the Michigan Union Starbucks, located on the first floor.
Simply show the barista the app on your phone and you may order any tall Starbucks drink for free!