On Campus Resources UHS Free to students, UHS provides individual, couple/partner, group counseling, stress management, and psychiatry services. Additionally, UHS provides a 24 hour crisis line. To start mental health services, an initial access consultation is required. This appointment can be scheduled over the phone or via drop in to the 7th floor of the SAC. Visit the UHS website https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/mental-health/ to learn more or call 608-265-5600 option 2.
Let's Talk Free, confidential, mental health consultations around campus. No appointment necessary. UHS website https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/mental-health/lets-talk/ has most updated schedule of when and where to go for help. Students will meet with a UHS staff member or counselor.
Counseling Psychology Program The UW Counseling Psychology program has a training clinic where students are able to access individual, couple, family, and group mental health counseling services. The clinic is located in the Educational Sciences building and appointments can be made by calling 608-265-8779. Visit their website https://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/outreach-clinic/training-clinic/about-cptc for more information.
The UW-Madison Psychology Research & Training Clinic (PRTC) The UW-Madison Psychology Research & Training Clinic (PRTC) provides confidential mental health services to undergraduate and graduate students and members of the Madison community. The PRTC provides outpatient treatment for a range of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationship problems). In addition, the PRTC conducts psychological testing and evaluation (e.g., intelligence, memory, personality, and ADHD). The clinic is located within the Department of Psychology and appointments can be made by calling 608-262-5925. Website: https://psych.wisc.edu/graduate-program/clinical-psychology-program/research-and-training-clinic/
Rec Well Wellness Coaching Wellness coaching is a no-cost program for UW-Madison students looking to set and reach goals in a supportive environment. These wellness sessions are centered around a holistic approach to health, your strengths, and autonomy. Each participant is the expert on their own experiences and coaches assist them in the goal setting and reflecting process. These coaches are student peers that have completed extensive training in wellness coaching, motivational interviewing, campus resources, suicide prevention, and mindfulness. Rec Well is currently offering one-on-one sessions with in-person and virtual options. Group sessions will be offered again in the Fall. For more information and to sign up, click the link below! As a bonus, you will receive a free Rec Well swag item of your choice during your first session! Website: https://recwell.wisc.edu/wellnesscoaching/
Off Campus Resources Journey Mental Health Journey offers individual, group, and family therapy as well as substance use treatment. Journey offers psychiatric and counseling based care and is well equipped to work with a variety of conditions. For more information, visit their website https://journeymhc.org/ or call 608-280-2720 to schedule an appointment.
Psychiatric Services Psychiatric Services provides individual, couple, and family therapy and counseling as well as psychiatry and cognitive behavioral therapy. Anyone interested can visit their website http://www.psychsvcs.com/ or call 608-238-9354 to schedule an appointment.
Dane County Rape Crisis Center The Rape Crisis Center provides resources to anyone affected by recent or past sexual assault including victims, friends, and family. At the Rape Crisis Center, you can find healing and counseling as well as medical, legal, and campus advocacy. Visit their website (https://thercc.org/) or call 608-251-5126 to learn more.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services DAIS aims to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change. DAIS provides a 24 hour help line, legal advocacy, support groups, and domestic violence shelter. Contact DAIS at 608-251-1237 or visit their website http://abuseintervention.org/.
Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health Sankofa is a short drive off campus in Monona. Sankofa offers mental health counseling, assessment, case management, culturally-specific counseling, and medication management. SBCH is accessible via phone at 608-285-9101 or you can check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sankofabehavioralcommunityhealth/
Access Community Health Centers With multiple locations around Madison and a focus on affordable care, Access Community Health Center may be a good option for students. Access provides a variety of behavioral health services including treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger, and drug abuse. Visit their website, http://accesscommunityhealthcenters.org/, to learn more or call 608-443-5500 to set up an appointment.
Space To Heal - Virtual Counseling & Online Messaging Space To Heal specializes in providing mental health services to college students and has a team of licensed therapists and counselors are highly skilled in addressing a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues. Their approach is collaborative and evidence-based, and tailors to treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each student. Visit their website,https://thespacetoheal.com/, to learn more & set up an appointment.
NAMI Dane County Support Groups NAMI Dane County offers Madison-area residents with access to a variety of mental health support groups! They also offer specific support groups for individuals in the LGBTQIA+, Young Adults, Women, and Families. You can find more information here: https://www.namidanecounty.org/support!
Hospitals If you or a loved one is in need of hospitalization, the following hospitals are equipped to handle in-patient mental health patients. Below are listed the addresses of Madison hospitals, their website, address, and phone number to get more information on their process and in-patient admission.
Mental Health Hotlines National Suicide Prevention Line 988 or1-800-273-8255
Dane County Crisis Line 1-608-280-2600
Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741741
UHS Crisis Line 608-265-5600 Option 9
UW Police Department 608-264-2677
Journey Mental Health 24 Hour Hotline 608-280-2600
Other Mental Health/Related Orgs on Campus
NAMI-UW: Our goals are to educate, advocate, and support students on matters of mental health. We educate by spreading the word about the reality of mental health. We advocate by trying to reduce the stigma of mental illness. We also provide peer support!
Active Minds: Active Minds is a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy organization that works to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for open conversation about mental heath issues.
Advocates for Diverse Abilities: Advocates for Diverse Abilities (ADA) is a student organization that advances disability awareness, supports those with disabilities inside and outside the UW, and advocates for disability issues on campus.
Ask.Listen.Save: Ask.Listen.Save seeks to eliminate the stigma of mental illness on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus through educating the student body about suicide and mental health and promoting available resources for professional help.
Badger Support Network: Badger Support Network (BSN) empowers UW-Madison students to create an inclusive community and support each other’s identity, mental well-being, and day-to-day lives through peer-facilitated groups and bi-weekly community events.
Badger SPILL: Badger SPILL is a peer-to-peer support network made of and for students. Students can use the website, www.uwbadgerspill.com, to anonymously write in about something they need some advice/outsider perspectives on. Spills are anonymously sent to supporters who have gone through similar struggles, whether it be school stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, friend troubles, etc. The person who writes in will receive roughly 5 responses that include advice, empathy, and resources from different students within a couple days of their spill.
Badger Yogis:Badger Yogis is an organization at UW-Madison that celebrates community within the practice of yoga! While yoga is an individual physical practice, this club unites the physical and mental aspects of practicing yoga.
Body Advocacy Movement: Body Advocacy Movement aims to promote self-love, body acceptance, and combat the appearance ideal. Body Advocacy Movement welcomes everyone to join them in appreciating our body images, boosting our self-esteem, and loving ourselves more.
EmBark UW: EmBark’s mission is to support those who have gone through traumatic life experiences by fundraising, raising awareness, and providing support and resources to help the healing process of both survivors and their rescue animals.
MannMukti UW: MannMukti's mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of South Asian mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness, and promote self-care.
ManUP: ManUP is a mental health organization that strives to address the stigmas surrounding mental health.
Perspectives Project: The Perspective Project aims to provide a cultural lens to mental health resources at UW Madison to create a safe space for students of color, with an emphasis on Asian-American students.
Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE): PAVE is a student organization dedicated to preventing sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking through education and activism.
Unmasked at UW-Madison: Unmasked at UW-Madison seeks to establish a campus culture based on peer support by erasing the stigma surrounding mental health, facilitating real conversations between students, and creating a space for students to feel heard.
Wisco Mindfulness: Looking to make new friends, or just a place to vent? Join Wisco Mindfulness to engage in virtual peer conversations in a non-judgmental atmosphere, along with getting mental health tips to make college life a little less stressful.
Wisconsin Wellness: The purpose of this organization is to promote students' personal wellbeing through the help of various stress-reducing activities such as: yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, practicing mindfulness, and peer discussions, led by community mentors.