Dear students,

With the fall term underway, we want to remind you about important U-M mental health resources specifically designed to support you and your peers, especially as the stress of the semester builds. These resources are part of our Continuum of Care, developed through our Well-being Collective. Resources listed below are available to enrolled students at no cost.

Being discouraged or overwhelmed for more than a few days or experiencing changes in your sleep or appetite can all be signs you may benefit from mental health and well-being resources. Take the time now to learn about these tools so if you or your friends ever need them, you will be prepared. 

Michigan is home of the Leaders & Best–but we can only be our best when we feel our best. We are here to help you get there.

Stay healthy, Wolverines,

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

P.S. Vaccination clinics are happening across campus now. Don’t miss the chance to get important protection to keep you and your community safe. And beginning on September 25, rapid tests are available for free from They are also available for purchase from the UHS pharmacy.

Highlighted Mental Health Resources
Resources listed below are available to enrolled students at no cost.

Counseling and professional resources:

  • CAPS: in-person and virtual individual counseling/therapy sessions and group therapy
  • UHS: assessment, medical management, and referral options to in-house specialists for psychiatry, addiction medicine, eating disorders, and sleep disorders
  • Wolverine Wellness: wellness coaching, harm prevention efforts, and much more
  • Uwill: virtual counseling sessions, including after-hours appointments; students can access 6 free sessions per year

Peers and apps:

Emergency 24/7 resources:

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.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
The Biden administration announced that, beginning on September 25, every U.S. household can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests. Rapid tests are also available for purchase from the UHS pharmacy.

Fight the Bite
Learn about preventing and treating animal and insect bites, especially as Lyme disease is on the rise. The Washtenaw County Health Department offers important guidance.

Code Maize
Dr. Ernst sat down with pre-health advisors for an episode of CODE MAIZE: A Podcast for Future Wolverines in Healthcare. Check it out!