University Health Service

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Student services:

  • U-M Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), offers free, confidential services for U-M students including:
  • MiTalk  ("My Talk") is a website for U-M students with mental health resources such as online screenings for depression and anxiety, skill-building tools, and recorded workshops, lectures and relaxation exercises. 
  • CampusMindWorks  supports UM students who have been diagnosed with an ongoing mental health disorder. This site provides information and resources, including a searchable database to help students manage their illness and get the most out of their college experience.
  • U-M Center for the Child and Family 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-764-9466.  Comprehensive range of mental health services for children and families in the community including learning disabilities, social skills, child evaluations and assessments, IQ testing. ADHD evaluations, emotional and behavioral concerns, parenting, grief and loss, relationship issues for marriage and couples.
  • U-M University Health Service 734-764-8320, provides medication management of common mental health concerns.
  • UHS Care Managers can provide additional recommendations and referrals.
  • U-M Psychological Clinic 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-764-347, offers assessment, counseling and treatment for adults at U-M and in the community. Helps with a wide range of issues  including anxiety, depression, couples issues, and problems with work  and study. They are a Blue Care Network provider, including U-M Premier Care and GradCare.
  • U-M Division of Public Safety and Security can do "wellness checks" for students. Consider calling if you are concerned about a student's well-being. For emergencies call 911; for non-emergencies call 734-763-1131. 
  • Wellness Coaching can help students if they're feeling stuck or want to work through barriers to achieving overall wellness. 
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Academic / career support:

University Career Center - Resources for all students.

LSA Newnan Advising Center - can help you to stay on track.

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Employee assistance:

U-M Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office provides short-term counseling, personalized coaching and educational presentations for staff, faculty and their immediate family members.

Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience - for Michigan Medicine employees.

MHealthy - the university's health and well-being program for employees.

Work-Life Resource Center - Resources and tools promoting work-life balance at U-M.

Michigan Medicine hospitals and clinics

Note: Services at Michigan Medicine hospitals and clinics are not covered by students' health service fee. Students and other patients would be responsible for paying any costs incurred.

U-M Depression Center
Develops, disseminates, and advances state-of-the-art science, education, treatment and prevention strategies for clinical depression. Treatment services available to the public on a fee-for-services basis (accepts some insurance plans). 

U-M Collegiate Sleep Disorder Clinic
Diagnoses and treats sleep disorders.  Note: Students are responsible for payment of any fees incurred.

U-M Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program
Provides state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with anxiety disorders and is a leading anxiety research center.

U-M Adult Psychiatry - Ambulatory Division
800-525-5188 or 734-764-9190
Develops, disseminates, and advances state-of-the-art science, education, treatment and prevention strategies for mental health concerns. Treatment services available to the public on a fee-for-services basis (accepts some insurance plans). 

U-M Psychiatry Emergency Service
Emergency walk-in consultation and phone service available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

U-M Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology Division
Performs psychological evaluation for common concerns such as focus issues, learning/attention problems, mood disorders, etc.

U-M Preventive Cardiology
Offers a "Power of Relaxation" program, as well as nutrition, weight management, exercise, smoking cessation and stress management programs.

Recommended apps: 

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Student groups:

Active Minds is "helping break stigma and change the conversation about mental health."

PULSE is a student-run, UHS-sponsored organization promoting health, wellness and social justice on campus.

Wolverine Support Network is a student organization that empowers U-M students to create an inclusive community and support each other's identity, mental well-being and day-to-day lives through peer-facilitated groups and biweekly community events.

Maize Pages lists more student organizations; search for "mental health."

Local resources:

S.O.S. Community Services
Helps individuals and families in need to achieve economic, family and residential stability.

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health
Provides an array of services for clients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.Entry point for Medicaid-eligible and uninsured for mental health, public health and or substance abuse information and services in Washtenaw County. Callers receive health information and/or referrals to community services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Washtenaw County
Offers support (including support groups), education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their family members in Washtenaw County.

Women's Center of Southeast Michigan
Provides personal counseling, divorce education and support, job coaching and tax assistance. "We are committed to providing high-quality supportive services at affordable fees. Our staff and volunteers make our environment safe, encouraging and beautiful."

National resources:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from anxiety disorders through promotion of early diagnosis, treatment and cure.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
800-950-NAMI (6264)
Dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

National Mental Health Consumer's Self-Help Clearinghouse
800-553-4539 or 215-751-1810
Helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

National Institute of Mental Health
301-443-4513 or 866-615-6464 (toll-free)
Offers a wide variety of information including:

Suicide prevention hotlines:

  • Half of Us 800-273-8255
  • Jed Foundation  works to reduce suicide among college students in the U.S and offers a toll-free National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is staffed by trained volunteers, day and night, for online chat, or call 1-800-273-TALK
  • Trevor Project Lifeline is staffed by trained volunteers, day and night, for online chat, or call 866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline is staffed by trained transgender volunteers. Call 877-565-8860
  • Or call 911