Michigan State is working hard to curb the mental health issues that seem to be surging on college campuses across the country.
“That’s not necessarily unique to MSU’s campus,” said CAPS therapist, Mike Alnarshi. “It seems to be a nationwide trend.”
CAPS, as it’s known to students, stands for Counseling and Psychiatric Services. The first location is based out of the Olin Health Center, but expanded to the third floor of the MSU Union October 1st.
The director of CAPS, Dr. Mark Patishnock, has been working diligently to ensure that the new office meets the needs of students and is well-equipped to help students.
“Student success, student retention is directly related to the student health and well-being, so investing in student health allows the students to make the most of their education,” said Patishnock.
And so far, so good.
“We have several psychologists, some counselors, psychiatrists, and soon to be another psychiatric nurse practitioner and some more counselors,” he added.