Parents and Families

CAPS Reports Latest Findings of Student Mental Health Survey

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has completed a report on the results of the third phase of its College Student Mental Health Survey.  The survey is a long-term project undertaken by CAPS, a unit within the Student Life, to describe, inform, and extend knowledge and understanding of college student mental health. 


The Michigan Difference: A Mother’s Perspective

Recently, I have been introduced to U-M's Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) which provides support for U-M students that are in recovery from substance abuse. My family has contributed funds and my husband and I are now involved in trying to raise awareness about the important work that CRP is doing.

Dad: Gene Goldberg, Mom: Amy Lazarus and their sons Ben, who is a senior at John

The Wellness Zone

Past the constant ringing of the phones at the front desk and students coming and going from their appointments, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has transformed one of its rooms into a stress-free zone in which students can immerse themselves.

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Over Break, Students Encouraged to Continue to Stay in the Blue

As many students prepare to travel during the week-long spring break later this month, officials with the university’s Stay in the Blue campaign are reminding students to be safe and legal while traveling and urging parents to reaffirm their expectations for their students.

Desmond Howard stays in the blue

UM Community Teach-In on Sexual Assault

In September, over 100 university students, faculty and staff attended the "Teach-In on Sexual Assault: Tools for Safety, Knowledge for Change," which was also broadcast in real time across campus for the entire community.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPAC) poster

UM a Leader in Helping Students Manage Food Allergies

For many students, college can provide exciting new freedoms. However, it also often presents a number of new and unexpected challenges. For students at the University of Michigan, one such difficulty is now much easier to manage – food allergies.

Food Labeling photo

Parents are Key to a Healthy Campus Community

Although most U-M students make healthy and responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, excessive and illegal alcohol use continues to impact the university's academic mission and our students’ academic potential.

As Students Prepare to Return, Talk About Healthy Relationships

As you help your student prepare for the upcoming semester, summer is often a time to have important conversations about life skills. As you offer wisdom on money management and how to do laundry, Holly Rider-Milkovich says, don’t forget to talk to your student about healthy relationships.

Spotlight on Health Care and Health Insurance for Students

With health insurance reform in the news, parents may wonder how to make sure that their students have access to quality health care and health insurance while at school. The University of Michigan offers basic health care at the University Health Service (UHS) and several insurance options to help students get the care they may need outside of UHS.