There are many mental health resources available to students, their families, faculty and staff. Below, we’ve curated resources for self-help, assignment-related questions and more.

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. CAPS crisis services are also available 24/7. Call (517) 355-8270 and press “1” at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor.

To access new counseling and psychiatric services, schedule an initial consultation.
Virtual Care Kit

Virtual Care Kit

Self-care tips to reduce stress, keep a routine and find connection in a virtual world. You might also enjoy this Spring Break Care Kit, designed especially for taking care during COVID-19 if you choose to travel.


Spring 2021 Care Kit

Spring 2021 Care Kit

Spring Break Care Kit, designed especially for taking care during COVID-19 if you choose to travel.


Coping With COVID-19

Coping With COVID-19

Exploring the psychological toll COVID-19 has taken — and how to cope with it.

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Tips From Our Experts

Videos, podcasts, and other information from CAPS professionals.

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Interviews & Class Assignments

Information for students requesting interviews or insights while completing assignments.

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How to Help a Friend

Tips on how to recognize and help a friend that is struggling.

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Resources for Parents and Guardians

College is full of transitions — for you and your student. Here's what you should know about your student's mental health.

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Psych Hub and CAPS Logo

Our partners at PsychHub have an online video library covering many common mental health topics, like mindfulness, information about mental illnesses and more. 

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Free & Anonymous Self-Assessments

These free, anonymous online screening assessments can help determine whether professional consultation would be helpful toyou. These tools are available to all students at Michigan State University.

  • Visit for a variety of screenings and more information about mental health. 

  • The ULifeline Self-Evaluator includes the option to indicate you're at MSU, but your responses remain anonymous. 

  • Mental Health Screening Tools from Mental Health America include several free and anonymous or confidential screenings including those for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Alcohol or Substance Use Screening and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • Additional screening tools for DepressionAnxiety and Eating Disorders are also available.

  • Food Security Self-AssessmentFood insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, which often results in disrupted eating patterns. A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success. 


Resources for Survivors of Relationship Violence, Stalking and Sexual Misconduct

  • Know More: Poster providing resources available through MSU and the community about relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct. This poster also contains contact information to support and reporting resources.
  • Groups and workshops are available through the MSU Center for Survivors.  


Substance Use

CAPS staff are available to identify problems relating to students’ use of alcohol or other drugs. Individualized assessment, counseling, and referrals are available by calling (517) 355-8270. For further information, please refer to the MSU Health Promotion AOD Program or call (517) 884-6598. For students in recovery, please visit the MSU Collegiate Recovery Community.


External Resources

Follow the links below to learn more about mental health, how to recognize mental health struggles and more.