We realize that finals can be a time of added stress for many students, and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) is offering a number of services and support options in the lead up to the end of semester and beyond.
This is a clinically-moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that reaches and empowers a diverse population of students to anonymously seek and provide support. Students can independently engage in a variety of courses, self-assessments, articles journaling, as well as other campus-specific services. For more details, click here.
Individual Peer Counseling (IPC)
IPC is designed to offer a new way to meet the needs of students across the University of Michigan. The program offers students the opportunity to meet with peers who are trained by the professional staff at CAPS. Meet the Peer Counselors, find out how students can sign up for IPC, and learn more about the program here.
Let’s Talk is a new program that provides students with an informal private consultation (not a substitute for counseling) with a CAPS staff member which is easy, virtual through Zoom, and various drop-in days/times. Speaking with Let’s Talk counselors can provide insight, solutions, and referral to CAPS and campus resources and referral to providers in the community. Find more information here.
Not Home for the Holidays
For many U-M students, Winter Break is a time to gather with family and friends in celebration of the holiday season. However, the break may not generate similar sentiment for other students. Some students remain on campus during the break. Visiting home may not be feasible due to long distances and/or unhealthy family dynamics. Click here to read more. If you find yourself in need of mental health support when CAPS is not open, please consider reaching out to CAPS After Hours.
An online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides cognitive behavioral interventions. It is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment but may be an effective option for students. This resource can be accessed 24/7 and can be used whenever you want, have the time, at your own pace, etc. Find out more here.
There are three Wellness Zones: Munger Graduate Residence, Pierpont Commons, and the newest on the 4th floor of the Michigan Union. They are available for students on a drop-in basis when the buildings are open. Resources include massage chairs, yoga mats, light therapy, and meditation tools. Click here for more details.