It is one of the busiest times of year on campus, and everyone is dealing with their own academic, social, and career anxieties perhaps more than ever. While students at U of M know how to work harder than anybody, it is important to remember to relax and take care of the needs that will lead to your best health and happiness. Regardless of whether you are studying on campus or relaxing at home in the next month, here are the Wellness Resources to help you finish the semester on the right note!
Mental Health Resources
Even having moved office locations, CAPS is as active as ever, offering a myriad of in-person mental health resources to UMich students. Their office offers Urgent Walk-In Services to any students in need of immediate care on campus, as well as CAPS After Hours, where students can receive support over the phone at any time or location. CAPS also hosts Online Screenings for diagnosis of mental health concerns, available at all times of the day. Finally, if you’re looking for a good way to relax on the go, download the CAPS Stressbusters App, which features Health & Wellness messages and videos as well as a CAPS schedule of events and an affiliated rewards program for attending wellness events around campus!
Many other offices are offering wellness assistance to students during these last weeks of the semester, and you can find their sessions on the Happening @ Michigan Calendar. Campus Mind Works is a service provided by the Michigan Medicine Depression Center, and hosts free drop-in group events with educational presentations and support sessions. On December 4, drop into their Stress Busters Relaxation Event for strategies on how to relax during finals and free refreshments. For a Mindfulness moment, drop in to Angell Hall on any Monday in December and enjoy guided meditation hosted by the LSA Newnan Advising Center. If you are more often on North Campus though, you can stop by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building on Wednesdays for a similar offering of meditation exercises provided by Mindfulness @ Umich.
Even if you can not find the time to make it to one of these events, UHS has launched a brand new Well-being Site for students that is integrated within Canvas! The site offers information and video resources oriented towards stress-relief which are perfect study-break addition to your Canvas Dashboard. UHS also hosts online resources through its Wolverine Wellness portal, which provides free comprehensive information on common health concerns, drug and alcohol use, sexual disease prevention, and “sleep kits to help you snooze!”
During the holiday season, many students may have the desire to practice their spiritual traditions, but may feel without a community or convenient access to their faith in Ann Arbor. The Office of Student Life has produced the following collection of spiritual resources for UM students, which we are proud to share with you. Read this resource sheet for more information on online and in-person services available throughout the holiday season.
Wishing everyone a healthy and fulfilling semester.
Keeping you informed!