Student Life

Messages of Hope

Do you know how to detect the signs of depression and what resources are available on campus to help? The Alumni Association recently featured Counceling and Psyhological Services (CAPS) in and article titled Helping and Healing - you'll want to read it to fully appreciate the work CAPS does and how courageous our U-M students can be.  

Learn more about Students Helping Students:

  • Messages of Hope is a CAPS In ACTION campaign in which students are encouraged to write a positive message on a tile and leave it on the wall outside the CAPS offices. 
  • Wolverine Support Network (WSN) offers 20 confidential support groups run by a total of 60 student leaders trained by CAPS. The first semester WSN was in operation, 75 participated in groups; by the end of the first year that number had grown to 150.
  • Awaken Ann Arbor is a student organization hosting weekly meetings for drop-in meditation workshops.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness on Campus is a student-led mental health policy organization that aims to tackle issues on campus by raising awareness and educating the community.
  • More examples of Students Helping Students.