Call for Help

Get Involved

Interested in helping with suicide prevention efforts? There are many opportunities available to make an impact.

Volunteer

  • NAMI Dane County  is a mental health organization that provides education, support and advocacy to people affected by mental illness.
  • Crisis Text Line  is a free, 24/7 text line provided by volunteer crisis counselors who work remotely for people in crisis in the United States.

Social Media

Facebook – UMatterAtUW

Twitter – Mental Health Matters at UW

Instagram – Mental Health Matters at UW

Training Opportunities

Students

  • At-Risk for College Students is an online, interactive training program that teaches students how to recognize signs of distress in their peers, respond appropriately, and refer to mental health resources. To access the tool, visit kognitocampus.com/login; use enrollment key: uwmadison
  • In-person Recognize, Respond, Refer: Supporting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide workshops can be requested for groups looking for more in-depth and personalized training. Prior trainings have been held for student organizations, academic departments, residence halls, and many other campus groups. Contact Rachel Dyer to set up a workshop.

Student Organizations

  • NAMI-UW Madison is a student organization dedicated to promoting mental health and fighting the stigma against mental illness through education, advocacy and support.
  • Badger SPILL is an anonymous peer based online support system where students can write what they have been struggling with and obtain supportive responses from peers.
  • Ask.Listen. Save is a student organization providing educational resources regarding facts about mental health and suicide as well as advertise resources available on campus to help those in need.
  • Law Student Wellness Coalition is a student organization aiming to promote student well-being and to combat the stigma surrounding mental health among
    UWMadison Law School students.