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Core Skill: Personal Well-Being

Personal well-being involves finding deeper meaning, balance, and purpose in one’s life. It involves learning the necessary skills, knowing the proper resources, and applying wellness principles in order to live a fulfilling life.

Rackham Resources

In addition to services at their central location (Tappan Auxiliary Building, 609 Tappan Street), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has an embedded staff member dedicated to graduate students in the Rackham Building (Suite 3560, Room 3572).

Allowing myself to need, seek, and receive support was critical to finishing my degree. It’s ironic, because a lot of my community work is based on connecting people with resources they need, but when it came to my own wellness, I found that I had to recommit to self-tenderness, to allow myself to receive so that I could continue to offer.
Marlena Hanlon

Master’s Student, Urban and Regional Planning, Social Work

Campus Resources

Well-being for U-M Students

This Canvas site created by Student Life includes information on campus events and resources related to student well-being, as well as free meditation videos that are perfect for study breaks.

Wolverine Wellness at UHS

Works across campus to support and improve student wellness, including one-on-one wellness coaching.

UHS Care Managers

Welcomes students to talk about any concerns affecting their health and well-being.

Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS)

Committed to allowing students to access care and take positive pathways to mental health.

Work-Life Resource Center (WLRC)

Resources and tools promoting work-life flexibility at Michigan.

Upcoming Personal Well-Being Events

Contact Professional Development and Engagement

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848


Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.