U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Michigan Men - Seeking Help

Some men worry about how they may be seen if they ask for help.  

They ask themselves, "Am I less of a man when I admit I don’t have it all together?"

The guys from the University of Michigan's Greek Life community reveal, however, that the answer couldn't be further from the truth.

“I definitely think they are self-aware and have a lot of strength,” said one member."


“Better to get help from people who know how to deal with, than fight it on your own,” said another. 

Michigan Men - Counseling

Have you considered counseling, but just wasn't sure how it could help?

From the video:

"We men, we don't always know what we don't know. Counseling brings us that awareness....and even more so, it helps us to be better men, partners, and the kind of person that other people want to be around."

This video is part of our Hey Man, Do Something series. Here, CAPS counselors talk about the ways counseling can help.

Michigan Men

What is a “Michigan Man?”

Many say he is-

  • Distinguished 
  • Proud
  • Successful 
  • Accomplished 
  • Devoted

What we know is that a “Michigan Man”

  1. Doesn’t have to struggle alone.
  2. Is mentally tough.  Being mentally tough includes having courage to ask for help and being honest with mental health challenges.
  3. Knows his resources and how to access them on campus. 

In this video, U-M students join the discussion.

Gender Identity & Expression - Q and A

Do I know what I want to say?

Particularly at the beginning of the coming out process, many people are still answering tough questions for themselves and are not ready to identify as transgender. Or they may know they are transgender without knowing exactly what that means to them.

That's okay. Maybe you just want to tell someone that you're starting to ask yourself these questions. Even if you don't yet have all the answers, your feelings are what matter. To get a better idea of what it is you want to communicate, try writing it down to help organize your thoughts.

Michigan Men - Being A Man

In this video, the men of Michigan's Greek Life community get a chance to describe what they feel is the Michigan Man.

As one member shares, “It means supporting your friends, making sure you are there for them whenever they need you.”  

These videos are part of our Hey Man, Do Something series.  Here, University of Michigan fraternity men speak out.