U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

The University's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness extends to students who have mental health concerns. The University is committed to the academic success, personal development and general health of all students. We want you to be successful and well. 

CAPS is committed to being the main mental health resource for all students.  We also know, oftentimes, a student's mental and emotional health needs are helped by other student support offices on campus, and/or a student's treatment needs are beyond the scope of CAPS.  This page organizes the many rich resources available at the University of Michigan and in our Ann Arbor community for student mental health and is intended for a variety of constituents -- students, faculty, staff, parents, family members, and loved ones. 

On Campus Treatment Resources

If you have mental health concerns, call or visit one of the following offices for confidential support. The following offices have experience working with the diversity of students represented in our student body.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to providing multicultural and multidisciplinary expert therapeutic support. Clinical services include brief personal therapy for individuals, couples and groups and crisis intervention.

Helping Students 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 ongoing and/or intensified distress may suggest a more serious concern. There are different levels of distress and these can be represented through a continuum. How you go about helping a student will depend on several factors such as: their level of distress, the nature of your relationship, the type of setting you are in, and your comfort level.

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CAPS Wellness Zone(s)

CAPS Wellness Zones are in 3 Locations! Munger and Pierpont WZ are open! Union WZ is opening soon.

CAPS Wellness Zone is available for students on a drop-in basis!  We offer many wellness resources to help you manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U of M. 


CAPS Youtube Channel

CAPS Youtube Channel, created in 2010, has nearly 150,000 views and over 200 Subscribers.  We encourage you to check it out HERE.

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Online Screenings Available 24-7

CAPS have been providing confidential, easily assessible online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating issues, alcohol use, bi-polar disorder and PTSD since 2001.   The platform for the screenings has been recently enhanced for all electronic devices and available to take in complete privacy 24-7.

Relaxation Videos

Mindfulness can be an effective way to improve our overall wellness.  We would like to highlight a few videos that UM CAPS has made to help with anxiety.  

Survivors of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence does not discriminate. Both survivors and perpetrators come from all genders, cultures, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, and religions. Sexual violence is defined as any unwanted sexual contact or interaction and can include: