Student Resources and Self-Assessments

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. 


We've added resources! 

We're always adding resources for students, so we added a new Resources page filled with self-help resources, tips from our experts and more. 

On the Resources page, you'll find things like: 

  • Resources for MSU students of color
  • Podcasts and videos from our CAPS counselors
  • A virtual care kit
  • Information about how to help a friend
  • 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.  

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ubstance 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.