MITalk (pronounced "My Talk"). Click here to access this website created for University of Michigan students at all three of the university’s campuses. On this site you will find a number of mental health resources including skill-building tools to help you manage stress and academic life. There is also digitally recorded multimedia resources, including some relaxation exercises that you can play on the website or download to your mp3 player. The site is completely free of charge to U-M Students, but if you want to download any videos, you will need to sign up for a free account.
For clients currently working with a CAPS staff member, the wellness room provides state-of-the-art equipment to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
Human Touch AcuTouch chair promotes relaxation by massaging away the stress. It offers a variety of settings to fit individual needs. Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes, for 15 minutes of massage chair use.
Journey to the Wild Divine software teaches meditation and mindfulness practices to promote relaxation through the use of a "gaming" environment. Appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes.
Light Box Therapy
The Northstar 10000 Light Box helps counteract the effects of seasonal affective disorder during our long Michigan winters. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes, with 30 minutes of exposure. Prior to scheduling any appointments for Light Box Therapy, a referral form has to be signed by your Primary Care Provider.
Webtribes : Online social networking and support communities for depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, and HIV/AIDS. Also features helpful information on various therapy topics and therapist blogs.
ULifeline : Click this link to access this an online resource for college mental health and provides information regarding several mental health concerns on their factsheet page.
Student Health 101 Newsletter : Click this link to access the latest issue of this monthly newsletter, which actively promotes campus health and wellness by covering important health issues of college students. UM-Flint students can sign up to receive this newsletter every month free of charge. Look for the next issue in September.
E-Couch : Click this link for free access to a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief. E-couch provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.
Progressive Muscle and Guided Imagery Relaxation : Take some time to explore the different approaches to relaxation and discover what works with you.
The following organizations provide valuable services for free. Go to their websites for more information by clicking on the links below.