Resources for Stress and Mental Health

Services for students

  • 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. 
  • Campus Mind Works helps students who are experiencing ongoing mental health challenges find support. During the school year, U-M staff facilitate free drop-in wellness groups covering topics that address different factors that can impact mental well-being. In addition, the Campus Mind Works website is designed to simplify access to the wide variety of mental health and academic support resources at the University of Michigan and provide information to help students stay healthy and manage college life.
  • The Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s Toolkit provides information, tools, and other resources that can help individuals struggling with mental health conditions. The Toolkit was created by experts from the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, with the help of individuals with lived experience of mood and anxiety disorders and a group of external professionals.
  • 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 Clinical Social Workers 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.
  • For students with the domestic and international student health insurance plans and GradCare, there are some additional behavioral health services:
    • AbleTo, an 8-week cognitive behavioral virtual therapy program for anxiety and depression
    • Blue Cross Online Visits for mental health and substance use concerns 
  • Helping a Friend -- If you are concerned about a friend, try these tips

Academic / career support

University Career Center - Resources for all students.

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

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 Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
Provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-22 with eating disorders. 

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 Department of Psychiatry:

  • Outpatient Care - Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients and families whose lives have been touched by an array of mental health conditions, treating individuals in every life stage. 800-525-5188 or 734-764-9190
  • Psychiatry Emergency Service - Emergency walk-in consultation and phone service available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 734-996-4747
  • Neuropsychology Division - Performs psychological evaluation for common concerns such as focus issues, learning/attention problems, mood disorders, etc.734-763-9259
  • Adult Partial Hospitalization Program - Intensive psychiatric treatment to individuals struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. Patients participate Mon-Fri for 6.5 hours during the day and return home in the evening. Patients work with an interdisciplinary team and participate in  group therapy, skills based therapies of CBT and DBT, educational groups, and have regular contact with psychiatry providers for medication management. 734-764-1488

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

Student groups

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

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

Coping in Uncertain Times: A Virtual Support Group for Young Adults
Thrive Counseling and Garrett’s Space are partnering to offer a weekly peer support group for adults ages 18-28 years old. The group’s focus is to encourage connection and promote healthy coping during these uncertain times. Co-facilitated by two licensed mental health professionals, this virtual group is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment to share and connect.
Time: Tuesdays 8/18, 8/25, 9/1 & 9/8, 5:30-6:45pm. Please attend all 4 sessions.
To register, call 734-436-4249. A brief phone screening is required to enroll.

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
Email:[email protected]
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

National Crisis Text Line offers free 24/7 support at your fingertips. Text HOME to 741741 and "a live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment."

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.

Facebook aims to help prevent suicide. If you spot a suicidal thought on a friend's page, you can report it to Facebook by clicking a link next to the comment. Facebook then sends an email to the person who posted the suicidal comment, encouraging them to call the hotline or click on a link to begin a confidential chat.

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