U-M Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes all of our 1st year students including those who are living on campus and those who are located remotely. We are happy to launch a new resource created exclusively for you: “Go Blue! A New Student’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at U-M: Mental Health Tips.”
What is outreach?
Who do we reach through outreach?
CAPS office is unable to participate in scavenger hunts for students due to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. However, you are welcome to direct students to the wellness zone, which has a separate entrance adjacent to CAPS. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CAPS office.
- What if……. the number of deaths by suicide was zero each year?
- How can we address and accomplish a culture of caring for students in any level of psychological distress?
- How can we promote and give tools to enact 2 central themes of “hope” and “resiliency”?
These questions have driven CAPS to do something more around suicide prevention for our campus.
Counseling & Psychological Services does its best to assist everyone in our campus community understand mental health issues and the services we provide. Because our primary mission is to treat students with mental health needs, we have to be selective about the types of interviews we can provide and have created the following guidelines.
Welcome to CAPS CHAT, a new podcast series recently launched by U-M Counseling and Psychological Services. Hosted by Dr. Christine Asidao, she interviews mental health experts on a variety of different topics affecting U-M college student mental health. Click on the image or link below to begin listening.
All outreach presentations can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the requestor or group. Please indicate your specific need or interest when submitting the workshop request form.
You may also consider these Resources:
For many UM students, Thanksgiving and Winter Break is time to gather with family and friends in celebration of the holiday season.
However, the break may not generate similar sentiment for other students. Some students remain on campus during the break. Visiting their home may not be feasible due to long distances and/or unhealthy family dynamics. Many students are faced with a difficult decision about going home.
Over 100 people converged on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union to view and write messages of hope for the now permanent display of the messages that have already been created.
Check out the story in the Michigan Daily and please stop by and look at the messages. Take one of the tiles if it speaks to you and if you are so inclined, leave your very own message of hope for the wall and become a part of tthis community of caring.