Strategies to minimize harm and maximize self-care.
Help is available
Mental health issues are treatable and suicide is preventable.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students nationwide. If you or someone you know needs help, contact UHS or call our 24/7 crisis line 608.265.5600 (option 9). We offer no-cost, confidential mental health support.
Nine out of ten UW-Madison students say they would not think any less of a peer who seeks mental health care, and 90 percent of UW-Madison students who use mental health care say it’s helpful.
If you are a friend, parent, or instructor, there are resources for you to help a student. Visit our Suicide Prevention page to learn more.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 1-800-273-8255.