Health and Safety
College presents a new set of challenges for young adults, and sometimes they need help managing these challenges. The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office is the place to start for students who may be struggling to cope with the pressures of college.
CAPS provides short-term counseling to help your son or daughter overcome personal and interpersonal difficulties that interfere with the pursuit of academic and career objectives. Whether the issues are self-esteem, academic difficulties, problems with relationships, depression, or substance abuse, CAPS can help. All services are free of charge for enrolled students.
MiTalk is a online mental health resource, sponsored by CAPS, that includes online screenings for depression and anxiety, skill-building tools to help students manage stress and academic life, and digitally recorded workshops, lectures, and relaxation exercises that students can play on the website or download to an mp3 player.
For students who are coming to campus with a previously diagnosed ongoing mental health disorder, Campus Mind Works is a website that provides information and resources to help students manage their illness and get the most out of their college experience. Campus Mind Works is intended to work in concert with MiTalk, a website designed for all U-M students to learn about mental health and wellness issues.