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EMERGENCY: 911

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

HOPELINE TEXT SERVICE: Text HOPELINE to 741741

VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

“THE TREVOR PROJECT”, LGBTQ CRISIS LINE: 1-866-488-7386

RAINN, SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS LINE: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

We are here to help

  • 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 behavioral health professionals who understand that supporting students’ emotional health and well-being contributes to their academic and personal success. Clinical staff include licensed counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who provide high quality treatment services. Behavior Intervention/CARE Teams respond to crisis and provide a safety net of support to keep at-risk students enrolled. And public health and health promotion specialists contribute prevention programing 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.

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 the 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.

Refer to the campus directory to schedule an appointment to meeting with a counselor on your campus.

Refer to the UW System Employee Well-being website for resources available for staff and faculty.

Counselors can’t prescribe medication, but each campus make 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

Behavioral Health Services

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.

SilverCloud

Looking for an online solution? SilverCloud is a free and confidential online program for stress, anxiety and depression. Programs are self-paced and available to use anywhere. 

To sign up or learn more about the tool, visit: uwsystem.silvercloudhealth.com