Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educators

We all struggle with the daily challenges of life. For some, receiving peer support can be a useful tool for coping with the stressors associated with being a college student. The Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educators are undergraduate and graduate students trained by CAPS staff to help provide support, resources and education to their fellow University of Michigan Dearborn peers.

For more information on the program please contact [email protected]


Current Events

Check out our youtube playlist for previous sessions of mental health Mondays! These are information sessions hosted by the Mental health and wellness peer educators about helpful wellness topics! Check out the website closer to the beginning of Winter for the new schedule!

Learn a little more about our current mental health and wellness peer educators:


Alia smiling

Pronouns: they/them

Major: Health and Human Services, Public Health concentration 

Year in school: 5th

Future career goals: I would like to work in community health, especially in marginalized communities. 

Other organizations you are involved with on campus: PRIDE, WUM-D

What I do for my own wellness: I like to have recognized time to recharge, whether that's in the company of friends or alone. A mindful moment to have fun and laugh or read a book really helps me. 


Photo of Brianna, one of the peer educators. She is smiling and wearing a black lace shirt. She has long dark brown hair.

Pronouns: she/her 

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Future career goals: To be a psychiatrist working with younger patients 

Other organizations: Active Minds, Engaged Scholars, Public Health Society, The Undergraduate Society of Psychology and Neuroscience 

What I do for my own wellness: Listen to music, exercise, and spend time with people I love.


Caitlyn Johnson, one of the peer educators, is wearing yellow baggy shirt and smiling during a sunset.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Bioengineering 

Year in school: Sophomore

Future Career Goals: To work in a hospital and help underprivileged communities

Other Organizations: Association for Women in Mathematics (President)

What I Do For My Own Wellness: Watch comfort shows, go for walks and listen to music, attend therapy, and stay connected with those close to me.



Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Psychology 

Year: Senior

Future Career Goals: To work as a therapist in community mental health and eventually a group or private practice.

What I do for my wellness: I like to spend time in nature, chill with my dog, do martial arts, have a simple self-care routine, and go to therapy!



Pronouns: he/him

Major: Computer and Information Science

Year: 1st Year Grad Student

Org: Maize and Blue Crew, SAB, GDSC

Career Goal: To become a successful mental health entrepreneur and have a significant impact in the field of mental health on a global scale

How I practice wellness: I enjoy taking vacations, going out with friends, playing piano, and writing poetry in my leisure time.



Pronouns: she/her or They/ them

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year in school: 2nd year(sophomore)

Future career goals: To pursue a career in my field but also advocate for those in my community. I also would love to write children’s books.

What I do for wellness: I love drawing, crocheting, playing video games, or spending time with my cat.

Counseling and Psychological Services

2157 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5430
Fax: 313-593-3263