Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
Peer suicide prevention resources
A recent survey showed that UW-Madison students are more likely to go to a friend first before talking to a mental health professional, university staff member, or parent. Suicide is preventable, and peers can play an active role in supporting their fellow Badgers.
What you can do:
- If you are worried about a friend, call the 24-hour UHS Crisis Line to consult with a professional: 608-265-5600 (option 9). If your friend is in immediate danger, call 911.
- Learn about the three Rs: Recognize, Respond, Refer
- Take an online training and practice supporting a friend in need
- Campus resources