MSU students have counseling support anytime, anywhere. Download the My SSP app today, and have it ready to go!  My SSP can also be accessed by visiting or calling 1.866.743.7732.  

If outside of North America call 001.416.380.6578. 

Students have the ability to speak with a counselor in their native language. Learn more at ISSP/My SSP for MSU

MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers outreach services for the MSU community focusing on awareness, education, prevention, and early intervention regarding Mental Health concerns. Some common outreach topics include:

  • Counseling services information – Overview of services
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Sleep 101
  • QPR – Suicide Awareness & Prevention
  • plus, a wide variety of other concerns.

Learn more about Outreach or submit an Outreach Request. If interested in the QPR suicide training, please visit QPR Suicide Prevention Training. 

Group Counseling and Workshops offer MSU students the opportunity to join others to explore issues, learn, and grow. Learn more and check out the current schedule of offerings at 

Knowing when and how to refer a student to CAPS can seem daunting, but we're here to help. First, visit  

If that doesn't answer your questions, contact CAPS at 517-355-8270

Resources for MSU Students Include:


Free & Anonymous Self-Assessments

MSU CAPS invites you to find out - privately, in a few minutes - whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. These free anonymous online screening assessments are made available to all students at Michigan State University.

Quick, free, anonymous ONLINE SCREENINGS can be accessed at any time at  The screening is free, easy, and a great way to learn about mental health. 

Also free is the ULifeline Self-Evaluator at 

The 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 are also available:


Food Security Self-Assessment

Are you food secure? Food insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, that often results in disrupted eating patterns.  A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success.


Online Care Options for MSU Students

My SSP provides chat and phone access to professional counselors 24/7/365 and is available in multiple languages.

Another online resource is ePST (electronic Problem-Solving Treatment). This computer-guided tool to reduce depression and manage stress will soon be available for student use at CAPS. 

Visit for more information or call 517.353.8737.


Online Information Resources 


Campus and Community Resources for MSU Students