The Summer Health Fee is $109 and provides access to UHS’s usual services May 19 – August 31, 2019.
UHS is here! Mental health is a widespread, all-encompassing issue, especially on college campuses, in a high-stress, competitive, sometimes foreign environment. We offer resources and services to address as many related concerns as possible in order to help keep you feeling happy, healthy and ready to embrace your college experience.
Just remember that you’re not alone in dealing with these issues, and you have the support of the Badger community behind you! Read up a bit on some mental health concerns that many college kids struggle with, and then check out some of the resources we offer to help manage them.
Number one on our list, because, well as a college student, it’s probably high up on your list, too. The buildup of homework, exams, social pressures, student orgs, jobs, and everything else that comes with being a student packs on a lot of pressure and can lead to anxiety. You’re not alone if this feeling is familiar! Check out our webpage for some stress management resources. http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/stress/
It’s important to keep in mind that depression isn’t just “sadness” – it’s a legitimate physical condition resulting from chemical imbalances in the brain. Sometimes excessive stress can lead to depression. Other environmental factors, including the big changes and new challenges that college brings can definitely play a role, too. Symptoms include prolonged feelings of intense sadness, isolation or anxiety. And it doesn’t just affect your mood—depression can interfere with all aspects of your life, from academic to social. Again, we’re here for you. Get in touch if you feel any of these symptoms.
…or should we say lack thereof, can lead to major mental health problems. Depriving your brain of the rest that it needs to function may be caused by the issues mentioned above. And difficulty sleeping can be a health issue in itself, like insomnia, possibly linked to factors like stress or depression.
How can we help?
Whether it’s offering you advice on a drop-in basis, or regularly scheduling counseling sessions, we aim to provide you with the exact help that you need in a private setting where you feel comfortable. Here’s a quick list of our main services. You can find descriptions on our page at
- Counseling: individual, group, couple/partner
- Let’s Talk
- Psychiatric services
- Eating Disorders Services
- Drug and alcohol assessment
- 24 hours crisis services
- Personal Wellness
Because mental health is just as important as physical health. So give us a call or stop by to find out how we can help you!