U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

All About Outreach

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.” 

Who do we reach through outreach?

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Stop Student Suicide

  • 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.  

Do something: Stop Student Suicide: we can all change the story

New Suicide Prevention Videos

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) continues to lead efforts to increase student suicide awareness and education through the do something: Stop Student Suicide initiative.

In order to reduce the silence and the mystery that surrounds suicide, we offer these three videos, featuring knowledgeable voices, focused on what contributes to thoughts of suicide among our UM students and more importantly, how you can respond.


Liaison Program

CAPS Liaison Program

A liaison relationship is a mutual, ongoing, information exchange between a CAPS staff representative and a departmental unit or School/College within the campus community. These relationships facilitate open communication and resource sharing which ultimately increases the effectiveness of CAPS within the larger university.


Real Stories of Leaders at Their Best

The Real Stories Of Leaders At Their Best video series began with the goal of reducing the stigma of mental illness on our campus. As students at a competitive university, our mental health is often pushed to the background, overshadowed by academics and social status.  It is our hope that this video series, produced and edited by the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) student group - CAPS In Action - serves to give everyday examples for our campus about how our mental health plays out in our day to day lives.



Leaders At Their Best

University of Michigan students are associated with being “Leaders & Best,” but what if we encouraged and provided tools for students to be Leaders at their Best? The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is excited to launch a new initiative called Leaders at their Best.

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