Mental Health Resources

In Immediate Crisis?

STUDENTS: Call the UHS Crisis Line at (608)265-5600, OPTION 9.
For immediate mental health assistance anytime
(including evenings and weekends)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line:  Text 741741


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Mental Health Resources for Enrolled UW-Madison Students


Graduate & Professional Student Resources

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. Elaine is also available to consult with faculty and staff on graduate student concerns.

  • University Health Services:
    • 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
    • 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
    • Let’s Talk – informal drop-in consultations with a counselor
    • SilverCloud – a self-guided, interactive resource for cognitive behavioral interventions
    • Psychiatry – outpatient care focused on medication management and evaluation
    • Group Counseling – connection with others in safe, confidential, and supportive spaces, where participants share experiences and learn new ideas and behaviors. A sampling of this semester’s support groups include:
      • Graduate Students Group
      • Graduate Women’s Group
      • Graduate Students of Color Group
      • Dissertators Group
      • Grief Support Group
      • LGBTQ Support Group
      • Latinx Support & Process Group
    • Resilience through Connection for Graduate Students – designed to share tips and tools for thriving on various topics:
      • Managing Workloads (organization, motivation, prioritizing, and more)
        Thursdays | 2/11, 3/11, 4/8 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
      • Grad-ification (personally thriving, imposter phenomena, work/life balance, and more)
        Thursdays | 2/18, 3/18, 4/15 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
      • Life in the Grad Lane (resilience, managing uncertainty, and more)
        Thursdays | 2/25, 3/25, 4/22 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    • 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
    • Processing Spaces – confidential support and consultation with peers and counselors
    • 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 8:30am-4:00pm, room 70 Bascom Hall.
  • Ombuds Office: 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 utilize this confidential resource that provides counseling and consultation at no cost.
  • Employment Benefits – In addition to utilizing UHS’s services, graduate students who hold benefits-eligible appointments and are enrolled in State Group Health Insurance may seek mental health services covered by their health plan and network (usually Dean Health, GHC, or Quartz UW-Health
  • Psychology Today – Find a therapist near you

Mental Health Resources for Faculty & Staff


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line
Text 741741

  • Employee Assistance Office (EAO) – offers free confidential counseling and consultation at no cost to faculty, staff, graduate student employees, significant others, and family members. EAO staff help with: Work-related stress, personal stress, anxiety, depression, caregiving, alcohol and drugs, relationship challenges, conflict, mental health, grief and loss, among other things.
    • Call (608) 263-2987  from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the EAO website.
  • LifeMatters, in partnership with EAO, offers free and confidential 24/7 access to professional counselors.
  • SilverCloud is a self-guided, interactive resource for cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Health Insurance – UW employees and their dependents enrolled in State Group Health Insurance may seek mental health services covered by their health plan.
  • Ombuds Office
    The Ombuds Office is a safe place where UW-Madison employees can seek free guidance regarding workplace concerns at any time, without fear of reprisal.
  • UW-Madison Mental and Emotional Health Resources – comprehensive webpage dedicated to maintaining emotional well-being.

Helping Others

  • To request assistance addressing a tragedy with students (i.e. having a counselor come to you class), please call UHS at (608) 265-5600, option 2.

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Bias Reporting

If you or anyone you know experiences an incident of hate or bias, please file a Bias Incident Report with the Dean of Students Office.