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.
Training and Education
Faculty and Staff
Training, tools, and resources to prepare faculty and staff to support students.
Information about the Healthy Minds Survey administered at UW-Madison
Training, tools, and resources to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to support peers.
Recognize, Respond, Refer
Overview of Recognize, Respond, Refer information and downloadable handout.
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 Dean of Students Office, consider guidance on how to approach your concerns about a student.
UHS Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention staff can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.