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Mental health syllabus statement

One way to support campus suicide prevention efforts is to include a brief syllabus statement to promote help-seeking behaviors and demonstrate that instructors care about student well-being. It’s important to remind students that resources are available and UW–Madison supports students who reach out for help.

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning. These might include strained relationships, anxiety, high levels of stress, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, or loss of motivation. University Health Services can help with these or other issues you may experience. Help is always available. You can learn about free, confidential mental health services available to you; call 608-265-6600 (option 2) or visit