U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

UPDATE: We are currently offering virtual outreach presentations that will continue throughout the Fall semester. Outreach "live" virtual events may not be recorded at this time. In addition to our regular programming, we will offer discussion-focused workshops related to the anticipation of the in-person fall semester. Please let us know your request, giving at least 3 weeks notice, and we'll be in touch. Due to CAPS staff meeting time, workshop presentations will not be held on Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:45am and Fridays from 9 am-11am.

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.” 

Who do we reach through outreach?

We are essentially connecting with students who do not traditionally utilize individual or group therapy. These could include students who may want to know more about how to help a friend or students who may experience stigma about help seeking or students who may need support, but not necessarily counseling. CAPS creates a “web of support” not only for students, but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.

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Workshop Request

CAPS is dedicated to providing outreach and community engagement on campus to create a resilient and compassionate campus community that supports mental health and wellness. At your request, members of our staff will facilitate a workshop presentation for your student orgs, university departments, staff, and offices that serve UM students.  Our hope is to provide participants with skills to help themselves and others be more successful in life at UM.  See below to submit the Workshop Request form, or to read the Workshop Topic Descriptions.


Wolverine Support Network

Wolverine Support Network (WSN) provides student-led peer support groups and community building events to empower University of Michigan students to create an inclusive community and support each other’s identity, mental well-being, and day-to-day lives.


CAPS Social Media

CAPS knows it’s important to reach out to students through social media, find us on Instagram and Facebook. Following @umichcaps is a great way to incorporate more positive content into your social media accounts!


Messages of Hope Unveiling

Thursday night, March 28, 2013 was a remarkable night as CAPS introduced a year long Messages of Hope project designed to try to "stop suicide and change the story"!  The outer wall of the CAPS office now holds hundreds of wooden tiles with these messages of hope created by students, staff and faculty from all over our campus.


CAPS Student Advisory Board (SAB)

The CAPS Student Advisory Board (CAPS SAB) is a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who advise CAPS on matters of mental health outreach to all students, provides input on various agency decisions, and is involved in staff searches.  


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