U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

  • 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 (CAPS) continues to lead efforts to increase student suicide awareness and education through the do something: Stop Student Suicide initiative and additional efforts including:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.  One suicide is too many. 

At UM CAPS, 35% of students have thought about or considered suicide.  Find other facts and statistcs.  Students also report the following related experiences:

  • Perceived or actual lack of support
  • Academic concerns that may be experienced as failure
  • Lacking coping skills and feelings of Hopelessness
  • Identity concerns
  • Find Additional Warning Signs 

Our plan of action aims to change campus culture, to increase resiliency and hope, and to create an environment that is actively and visibly engaged in stopping student suicide.

Getting Help Right Away

 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, there is help for you.  do not hesitate to call.  Please reach out for help.

  • Call 911
  • Call (734) 996-4747 (UM Psychiatric Emergency Services)

If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk with right now, please call one of the following 24/7, 365 days/year, resources:


CAPS Suicide Prevention In The News

In a recent Michigan Daily article, "CAPS expands programs, releases new suicide prevention videos," Kaela Theut (Daily Staff Reporter), describes CAPS recent and previous work in suicide prevention at UM.  

Theut shared highlights from the new videos released by CAPS, as well as comments from CAPS Coordinator of Suicide Prevention, Jamye Banks Ph.D.


History of "Stop Student Suicide"

Our multi-year plan of action aims to change campus culture, to increase resiliency and hope, and to create an environment that is actively and visibly engaged in stopping student suicide.  




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