Dear students,

I am delighted to share another update regarding our ongoing efforts to support student well-being. The University of Michigan is embarking on a partnership with the Jed Foundation (JED), a national leader in establishing best practices and policies on student mental health, suicide prevention, and substance misuse.

A random sample of U-M students will be selected to participate in a survey through the Healthy Minds Study, which is the first step in our multi-year initiative with JED. If you are selected, you will receive an email from Dr. Lindsey Mortenson next week with further information. Be sure to complete the survey: your input is essential.

As we approach fall break, now is a great time to get acquainted with campus resources, especially those at UHS. These include an eye care clinic and optical shop, a pharmacy, and cutting-edge clinics specializing in areas especially relevant for college students, like eating and body image challenges, addiction and substance use disorders, and sexual health.

As one of the most comprehensive college health services in the country, UHS should be your first stop for health care. And most services are available to students with no out-of-pocket cost.

Stay healthy, Wolverines,

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

Health and Wellness Updates

Don’t miss your shot!
Vaccination clinics are taking place across campus now. Make sure you get your annual flu vaccine and the updated COVID-19 vaccine: vaccination is one of the most important ways to protect yourself and the community. Students can also make an appointment at UHS.

Blood Battle: October 25-November 22

This year’s Blood Battle against OSU starts soon. In 2022, we lost to OSU by a mere 77 pintsevery donation makes a difference. And did you know the Red Cross has made progress in becoming more inclusive for LGBTQ+ donors?

Need someone to talk to? We’ve got you covered

CAPS has resources tailored specifically for U-M students, including in-person counseling, groups and workshops, and Uwill virtual counseling. Same-day Uwill appointments are available, including after hours.

Stay in the Blue and related resources

As we approach Halloween, rivalry football games, and more, know about tools, resources, and policies to ensure you and your friends have fun safely. Check out the Stay in the Blue campaign.