The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to more than 880 student veterans. As we recently acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11th and witness the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the student veteran community—as well as students who are children and spouses of veterans and active duty service members—may experience additional stressors that are different from their peers.
UHS Mental Health Providers will host a virtual processing spaces for student veterans on Thursday, September 16 to cope with stress and mental health impacts from current events impacting the veteran community.
Thursday, September 16
Time: 3-5 pm CST
Sign up link: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElc–rqzIvE9fhkGtnaMQD89W2kf1JjeZr
We understand that no single experience defines a returning student veteran. UHS Mental Health Services is available to support student veterans and the campus veteran community. UHS has mental health and medical providers who are veterans as well as mental health providers who have experience working with student veterans. Student veterans have unique needs that we can address holistically and UHS will continue to take steps to promote the mental health and well-being needs of UW-Madison student veterans.
Mental Health Services will facilitate a processing space for student veterans next week. More details will be available soon.
“We understand that being a veteran isn’t the only part of a student’s identity and we welcome student veterans to share the parts of their experience that they feel comfortable sharing.” says Tommy Wild, a UHS mental health provider.
To get started with Mental Health Services, call 608-265-5600 (option 2) or log in to MyUHS and schedule an Access Appointment.
Resources for student veterans
- University Veterans Services
- UHS Mental Health Crisis Line
608.265.5600 (option 9)
- Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (option 1)
- veteranscrisisline.net (confidential chat available)
- Madison VA Hospital – William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
- UW-Madison Dean of Students Office