Dear UM Student:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) acknowledges how painful the multiple acts of hate and racism over the past few weeks have been for our UM community. Each one of you belongs at the University of Michigan. You are essential, vital to this community, and you matter. In light of these events, we have expanded our CAPS services in response to your emotional needs.
We know that these events have affected many of you, be it as a direct target or as someone who cares about how this is negatively affecting your friends and classmates. While we help with issues of anxiety, depression, relationships, eating/body image issues, substance use, and a whole host of other mental health issues, we also support students who are navigating tough issues such as: being a member of an underrepresented group on campus; being the target of micro- and macro-aggressions (e.g., racism, homophobia, transphobia, gender bias); how to help a friend who is being targeted; and having difficult in-group and across-group discussions.