Eastern Michigan University
What's New at CAPS?
A message regarding the racist graffiti:
The racist graffiti that targeted our black community has raised many emotions, including anger, hurt, fear and frustration. CAPS is offering additional appointments to EMU students needing to talk about the racist graffiti and about issues of racism in our larger community.
Students may access after-hours phone support in the evenings and weekends by calling 734-487-1118. CAPS will be partnering with Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) to offer a series of drop-in groups for students wanting to come together and talk.All groups will be held in The Intersection, a student space across from Service EMU in the Student Center.
Students are welcome to come to all or part of any group discussion:
Monday, Sept. 26 3:30 – 5:00pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27 3:30 – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Sept 28 7:30-9:00pm
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of students at Eastern Michigan University. Our caring staff provides free counseling using a short-term model. Medication management with our staff psychiatrist is also available for a fee.
CAPS also serves the EMU community by providing educational workshops, outreaches, consultation to faculty and staff, and training to graduate students in the mental health professions.
Information for Students
- Individual, couples and group counseling
- Emergency services and crisis intervention
- Consultation to faculty and staff
- Workshops and educational presentations
- Psychiatric medication management is available for a fee (all other services are free to EMU students)
All services are confidential.
- Get a free, confidential screening to see if you could benefit from professional help with mental health, eating or alcohol use.
- Want specific feedback on your alcohol use and how your drinking compares to other EMU students? Try this free, confidential evaluation:
- E checkup Alcohol
Is your situation an emergency?
If you believe you are in danger of hurting yourself or others, have recently been assaulted, have recently lost a loved one, or believe your situation is urgent please call CAPS at 487-1118 or come to 313 Snow Health Center for an emergency appointment during regular business hours. We request that you arrive no later than 4:00 PM so that we have time to help you. If you believe that an EMU student is experiencing an emergency, you can call us at 487-1118 for a consultation.
After 5:00 PM and on the weekends:
- Call 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or in immediate danger.
- Go to a local emergency department. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 734-712-5637
- Psychiatric Emergency Services, University of Michigan Hospital: 734-996-4747
- Call CAPS at 734-487-1118 for after-hours crisis counseling.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).