Support and Resources for Students

  • Crisis counseling options
    • 24/7 virtual crisis counseling is available. Students can call CAPS at   (517) 355-8270 and press “1”      at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor any time. Additional crisis resources are available on the   CAPS Crisis page.
    • MSU Health Care Psychiatry is offering free services to the campus community.  The clinic is located at 909 Wilson Road, Room B119. Call 517-353-3070 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Uwill | Crisis Resources for students
    • 1-1 Support: Teletherapy:   Through a partnership with Uwill, students receive free immediate access to teletherapy with a therapist of their choice. Students are able to select a therapist based on their preferences, with day, night and weekend availability.  Create a profile  with your MSU Net ID email and book your first session in just minutes.
    • Support Webinar   now available on-demand:   Developing Resilience in the Wake of Tragedy 
  • Psychiatry options for students
    • CAPS Psychiatry 
    • For students enrolled in the MSU BCN student plan
      • Access virtual care visits for mental health through   Blue Cross Online Visits℠. Board-certified psychiatrists are available for a face-to-face, online visit from anywhere.
  • ThrivingCampus has updated their system so that users can filter for community providers who are available to offer crisis services to the MSU community.  Students, staff, faculty, families and community members can access the website at  at any time to see off-campus mental health care options. Filters by identity, practice area, insurance and other factors are also available.

  • The MSU Center for Survivors will be holding  Healing through Yoga, a virtual, drop-in, trauma-informed yoga practice to promote healing and wellness. The session will be held March 16 through April 27, on Thursdays at 3 pm. It is open to students, staff, faculty and community members.

  • Free wellness coaching is also available to students through the Health Promotion department. Wellness coaching provides students an opportunity to work with a certified wellness coach in a collaborative process to enhance strengths, establish appropriate action plans, get support when they struggle and celebrate successes. 
  • Department of Forestry tree experts will be offering a series of guided nature walks to help Spartans explore nature, find peace and continue to heal. For questions or more details, please call the Department of Forestry at (517) 355-0090 or email  Lauren Noel.

  • CAPS staff can also help identify problems relating to students’ use of alcohol or other drugs. Individualized assessment, counseling and referrals are available by calling 517-355-8270. In addition, the  Health Promotion Alcohol and Other Drugs Program offers educational sessions for students concerned about their own alcohol and other drug use or that of a friend or family member. Call 517-884-6598 to learn more. For students in recovery, please visit the MSU Collegiate Recovery Community


Self-Guided Resources

  • Webinar: Jim Henry, Ph.D. – Responding to the Tragic Events at MSU
    Jim Henry, Ph.D., has led the trauma responses in Oxford, Michigan following the tragic school shooting in 2021. He has directed over 6,000 trauma assessments at WMU Children’s Trauma Assessment Center and trained over 150,000 professionals, parents and community members on trauma and resiliency. Dr. Henry has been providing webinars for Spartan faculty, families and students this week. If you were unable to attend the live webinar for parents, we highly recommend viewing the  recording of that session

Students can withdraw
 from the university for medical reasons, including mental health. For more information visit