Dear U-M Student,

We have heard you and could not agree more: student mental health matters. Mental health affects the way you feel, think, act and experience the world around you. And sometimes it can be hard to find support – stigma, cost, scheduling, and more can seem insurmountable to many. 

Following a 12-month pilot, we are announcing an exciting partnership between CAPS, UHS and Uwill, a leading virtual counseling service. Starting today, you can: 

  • Access, without referral, 6 free counseling appointments per year through Uwill
  • Find the mode that’s right for you: video, phone, chat or messaging.
  • Pick a session at a time that fits your schedule, including night and weekend options.
  • Choose from a diverse network of mental health providers licensed in all 50 states and worldwide.
  • Make your first Uwill appointment in less than 2 minutes.

Uwill is the latest addition to the university’s mental health services already in place, including through CAPS and UHS, where U-M counselors and clinicians continue to be available. CAPS counselors are located in the Michigan Union and embedded in different schools and colleges

These newer mental health supports at U-M are also available:

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 

And if you or someone you know needs urgent help or is experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency, please reach out to these 24/7 resources:

Thank you to all who have shared personal stories and suggestions for resources. We will continue to listen to ensure we are supporting your mental health and experience here at U-M. 


Robert Ernst, M.D.
Chief Health Officer
Associate Vice President of Student Life for Health and Wellness
Executive Director, University Health Service

Lindsey Mortenson, M.D.
Chief Mental Health Officer, Student Life
Associate Executive Director, University Health Service

Todd Sevig, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services


Additional Resources
Learn more about our evolving public-health-informed continuum of care and the efforts of the U-M Well-being Collective to become a health-promoting university. 

Is student mental health your passion? If so, please join us and a range of experts in the field this month at the 20th annual Depression on College Campuses conference in Rackham Auditorium (registration is free for students). The theme this year is aptly titled “Student Mental Health in a Hybrid World.” We hope to see you there.