GET SUPPORT NOW
- EMERGENCY: 911
- UW MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 24/7: 888-531-2142 or chat
- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 988
- HOPELINE TEXT SERVICE: Text HOPELINE to 741741
- VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
- LGBTQ CRISIS LINE: 1-866-488-7386
Our campuses are here to serve our diverse student body with a wide range of behavioral health programs and services. Each campus is equipped with a dedicated group of mental health professionals who understand that supporting students’ emotional health and well-being contributes to their academic and personal success.
- Clinical staff includes licensed counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners who provide high-quality treatment services.
- Behavior Intervention/CARE Teams respond to crises and provide a safety net of support to keep at-risk students enrolled.
- Public health and health promotion specialists contribute prevention programming to support the overall well-being of all students. Our shared goal is to provide safe and healthy learning environments to help all students be successful.
Use the campus directory to connect with your campus counseling center, health center, or crisis resources to learn more about what services are offered and how to schedule an appointment.
TELE-MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESOURCES
In 2022, Gov. Tony Evers allocated $5 million in American Recovery Plan Act funds to provide UW System students additional access to mental health support. The services are intended to fill gaps in existing on-campus services and complement currently available counseling, psychiatric, and well-being resources. Mantra Health and You@College were awarded the contract in October 2022, and services became fully available to students at the start of the Spring 2023 semester.
- Mantra Health – Telecounseling and telepsychiatry services that will serve as a supplement to, and coordinate with, campus-based counseling and psychiatry services.
- UW Mental Health Support 24/7 – Phone, text, and chat services with trained counselors, available 24/7. This service can be used for general support as well as crisis.
- YOU at College – A personalized well-being platform that directs students toward campus-based and online resources to promote academic and career success, purpose and connection, and physical and mental well-being. YOU will serve as the digital “front door” connecting students to the right resources at the right time.
Use the campus directory to connect with your campus counseling center to learn more about how these tele-mental health and well-being services can be accessed.
Counseling is a process in which students meet with a trained mental health professional who can help them sort out concerns, assist in decision making and help them develop and achieve their personal goals. The counselor facilitates a working partnership which allows students to improve their skills, begin to resolve their concerns and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Counselors can also teach students life skills and coping strategies for handling challenges today and in the future.
Many students can benefit from counseling services. Most students face normal developmental concerns and academic pressures while in college and at times may feel anxious, angry, sad, or depressed. Students come to counseling to get help with resolving conflicts, solving problems, handling crisis situations, making decisions, understanding self, understanding others, and developing better coping skills. Counselors are trained to assist them in doing so.
Our campuses are composed of licensed and trained mental health professionals with backgrounds in psychology and professional counseling. Each counselor has a different counseling style and varies in their technique; however, students may expect that their counselor will:
- Listen and take their concerns seriously.
- Help them remove barriers to achieve their personal goals.
- Maintain the highest ethical and legal standards of counseling practice.
- Answer questions directly and honestly.
Counselors can’t prescribe medication, but each campus makes available medical professionals—primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and/or psychiatrists—who can evaluate whether medication may be helpful in treating your concerns. Refer to health services in the campus directory to see what is available on your campus and how to schedule an appointment