Counseling and Psychology Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides services to enrolled students that help to maximize their academic and personal potential. CAPS offers therapy, free screenings, referrals to outside agencies, and crisis services to enrolled UM-Flint students. Students are encouraged to talk to counselors about their mental health concerns, relationship issues, family conflict, stress management, adjustment issues, and more. CAPS counselors are on call 24/7 to assist students with after-hour emergencies.

The services provided are confidential; CAPS counselors can’t share any information without written consent.

Workshops are available on topics such as stress management, time management, and healthy relationships. All services are provided at no charge to students.

What are common signs of anxiety?

 

Remote Services

CAPS counselors are available remotely during our normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reach us, please call CAPS at (810) 762-3456 and leave a voice mail. The voice mail will also go to our email. Staff will check our voice mail/email regularly and respond. In the event of an after-hour crisis, please contact DPS at (810) 762-3333 to reach the crisis counselor on duty, or you may dial 911.

Remote therapy encompasses delivering counseling and psychotherapy services via technology-assisted media. The technology includes but is not limited to telephone, video, internet, smartphone, tablet, PC desktop system, or other electronic means.

We understand that these can be emotionally trying times, but CAPS is committed to ensuring we stay connected for your mental health concerns.

SilverCloud Interactive Mental Health Resource

SilverCloud is an anonymous online mental health tool that offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, or resilience and can be used on any device 24/7. SilverCloud helps individuals manage day-to-day stressors is now available to all students, faculty, and staff at no additional cost.

Common SIGNS of Mental Illness. Diagnosing mental illness isn’t a straightforward science. We can’t test for it the same way we can test blood sugar levels for diabetes. Each condition has its own set of unique symptoms, though symptoms often overlap. Common signs and/or symptoms can include: Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks. Trying to harm or end one’s life or making plans to do so. Severe, out-of-control, risk-taking behavior that causes harm to self or others. Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort, or difficulty breathing. Significant weight loss or gain Seeing, hearing or believing things that aren’t real. Excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Drastic changes in mood, behavior, personality or sleeping habits. Extreme difficulty concentrating or staying still Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities.

Counseling Services provides mental health help to UM-Flint students

Students are encouraged to talk to counselors about their mental health concerns, relationship and adjustment issues, stress management, family conflict, sexuality and gender-related issues, identity development, trauma, and more. CAPS counselors are on call 24/7 to assist students with after-hour emergencies.