An open letter to the faculty of the University of Michigan:
Over 40 percent of students at the University of Michigan reported having felt so depressed that it was difficult to function at least once during the school year. Additionally, approximately 11 percent said they seriously considered attempting suicide at least once in the last school year. There are now more mental health and well-being student organizations on campus than ever. Clearly, mental health awareness and resource availability are topics that resonate with many students at the University. It is for this reason that we, CAPS In Action, a new student organization within the University's Counseling and Psychological Services that “puts the CAPS initiatives in action," would like to inform you of some of the biggest mental health concerns that students face on this campus and what role you can play to combat these statistics.