U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Michigan Men - Men Who Struggle

In this short video, the men of Michigan's Greek Life community share their experiences about struggling with things in their lives and how they tried to solve these problems.

“Be true to my emotions, express those emotions, and that way I can deal with the problem.”


“Its not enough to go through it just by yourself, you need help at times.  No one has to go through life alone.”

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.