The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a wealth of resources to support the mental health and well-being of students in all of its education programs.
For All Students
University Health Services
- 24-hour crisis service: For risk of suicide or concern about well-being of a student, speak with an on-call counselor at 608-265-5600, option 9
- Psychiatry: Outpatient care focused on medication management and evaluation
- Individual counseling: Opportunities to improve mental health, where counselors use relational and solution-focused methods and attend to the developmental, identity-related, and mental health concerns of students
- Group counseling: Connection with others in safe, confidential, and supportive spaces, where participants share experiences and learn new ideas and behaviors
- Survivor services: Confidential support for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking
- Substance abuse: Alcohol and other drug assessment and recovery support
- Let’s Talk: Informal drop-in consultations with a counselor
- Processing Spaces: Confidential support and consultation with peers and counselors
- Workshops: Designed to share tips and tools for thriving on various topics
- Healthy Academics Instructional Toolkit: Evidence-based strategies and campus resources for faculty and instructors, as well as campus prevalence data and information related to student attitudes toward mental health and its impact on academics
Dean of Students Office
This office is committed to fostering a caring environment for all students. Responsibilities include the Student of Concern Report, the Bias Reporting Process, addressing Sexual Assault, Dating, and Domestic Violence, as well as many other issues affecting student wellbeing. Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Room 70 Bascom Hall.
For Graduate Students
Graduate and Professional Student Assistance Specialist
Elaine Goetz-Berman is a staff member whose role focuses on graduate student needs, including support, advocacy, and resource referral.
University employees, including graduate students, can seek guidance regarding workplace concerns without fear of reprisal and at no cost to them.
Employee Assistance Office
Graduate students who hold assistantships are eligible to use this confidential resource that provides counseling and consultation at no cost.
In addition to utilizing UHS’s services, graduate students who hold assistantship appointments can seek mental health services covered by their health insurance plan.