Mental Health Resources
University Health Services – Mental Health Services: UHS offers a safe and confidential environment with a variety of support services available free of charge and open to all graduate students living in Wisconsin, including:
An Access Appointment is the entry point to services at Mental Health Services and is done over the phone. To schedule an Access Appointment, students should call Mental Health Services at 608-265-5600 (option 2) or log on to MyUHS for 24-hour appointment booking. This appointment will last about 20 minutes. If there is a risk of suicide, or a concern about the wellbeing of a student, call UHS 24-hour crisis service to speak with an on-call counselor at 608-265-5600, option 9. If a situation is immediately life threatening, call 911.
UHS hosts a variety of group counseling opportunities. Students can self-refer and do not need an Access appointment. Call UHS’s desk at 608-265-5600, option #2, to request a pre-group orientation. Some of the topics that group counseling addresses are: LGBTQ support, relationships, depression, anxiety, and other topics. Groups typically meet 1 to 2 hours weekly and may run from 4 to 12 weeks per semester.
- Let’s Talk – These confidential and informal 20-minute consultations with a mental health provider are available every weekday. For in-person sections, students can just stop by the location. For virtual sections, sign-up is available.
- Wellness Initiatives – UHS’s interdisciplinary program is designed to assist students’ pursuit of healthy mind, body, and spirit. Programs address healthy living, nutritional counseling, mindfulness, exercise consultation, yoga, massage, stress management, and more.
- Sexual Violence Prevention Program – UHS provides an online sexual violence and misconduct prevention program, which all incoming graduate students at UW-Madison are required to complete.
- Survivor Services – Survivor Services provides confidential support to UW-Madison student victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available at no cost. Services include information and referral, individual and group counseling, and advocacy and accompaniments.
Dean of Students Office – This office is a primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, to supportive campus and community resources. They are committed to fostering a caring environment for all students. Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Room 70 Bascom Hall. You can also call at 608-263-5700 or email email@example.com. Dean of Students Office responsibilities include student of concern report; bias reporting process; sexual assault, dating, domestic violence; and other issues affecting student wellbeing.
University Veterans Services – Student veterans transitioning to civilian life face unique challenges. The mission of University Veterans Services is to support military-connected students by fostering personal transitions and pursuit of academic success.