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Suicide Prevention

UHS Prevention works to build the capacity of our campus community to support and advance mental health promotion and suicide prevention strategies. We collaborate with partners and use a population-level approach to enhance policies, systems, environments, programs, and services at UW-Madison. We aim to create an equitable, safe, and health-supporting campus where all students can thrive. 

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Training and Education

Undergraduate Students

Training, tools, and resources to prepare undergraduate students to support peers.

Faculty and Staff

Training, tools, and resources to prepare faculty and staff to support students.

Graduate and Professional Students

Training, tools, and resources to for graduate and professional students.

Additional Education Resources

Overview of Recognize, Respond, Refer and resources for referral.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in working to prevent suicide and promote mental health on campus. Students looking for ways to work, learn, volunteer, and connect with others in student mental health can visit the link below:

Student Involvement Opportunities

Help a Student

If you are concerned about a student or are unsure how to best support a student who may be struggling, there are consultation resources available. Consultation is available to faculty, staff, peers, parents, friends, or anyone else concerned about a student.  

To consult with a campus mental health provider, call University Health Services at 608-265-5600.

To consult with a staff member in the Office of Student Assistance and Support, consider guidance on how to approach your concerns about a student.

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Contact Us

UHS Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention staff can be reached by email at  

Prevention staff do not provide mental health services, clinical consultation or crisis support. If you need immediate support or to speak with a provider, call (608) 265-5600, option 9.  

Make a gift to the UW-Madison Suicide Prevention Fund. 

Additional Information

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Survivors of Suicide Loss

Suicidal Thoughts, Feelings, and Experiences

If you are in immediate physical danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also contact the UHS Mental Health Crisis Support Line 24/7 by calling (608) 265-5600, option 9.  

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Media Reporting on Suicide

What is Mental Health?