U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Twenty-five percent know of someone who has died as a result of suicide and/or 40% know of someone who has attempted. But suicide is preventable. To honor National Suicide Prevention Month, CAPS encourages increased awareness about prevention to stop student suicide. It is important to know the warning signs and resources, listen to one another, show concern, and be willing to help. No matter how difficult things may seem, there is always hope. One conversation encouraging hope and resiliency can make a difference.

Wall of Stop Student Suicide Tiles

CAPS Hours

Fall/Winter Hours
Mon -Thurs: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Our urgent/crisis services are available 24/7 for those students who are in crisis or have an urgent need to be seen by our counselor on duty.

Counselor on Duty at CAPS is available in Fall/Winter Semester:

Helping a Student in Distress

Students dealing with personal concerns and in distress typically show some outward signs that they are struggling in some way.  All of us experience life’s “ups and down,” but significant distress experienced over a period of time may suggest a more serious problem.   There are different levels of distress and these can be represented through a continuum.

CAPS Stressbusters App

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Student Advisory Board (SAB) launch the Stressbusters Wellness App that is available for FREE in the APP store or Google Play for iOS and Android mobile devices.  This app will quickly and conveniently provide students with up-to-date campus health information, mental health resources, stress reduction exercises and other wellness activities.