September is globally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will participate in coordinated activities throughout the month to engage our campus community around this important, though often under-recognized and misunderstood, health issue.
- Fifty-five percent of UW-Madison students reported experiencing overwhelming anxiety (NCHA, 2015),
- Thirty-one percent reported feeling so depressed it was difficult to function (NCHA, 2015), and
- Nine percent reported suicidal ideation (HMS, 2016).
- Sign the Pledge to be Stigma Free
- See our full list of events and activities for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
- Complete or recertify your At-Risk online suicide prevention training
- Wear Green, Support Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (and win prizes!) on September 19
- Like and share mental health and suicide prevention updates on Facebook
- Strengthen practices and policies relating to suicide prevention and mental health services
- Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues by providing education to the UW-Madison community
- Promote help-seeking behaviors among our students
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UHS Counseling Services
333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor
608-265-5600, option 2
24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
608-265-5600 (option 9)
UW-Madison’s suicide prevention efforts are guided by The Campus Program framework, developed by the Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program and known to help promote mental health, prevent suicide, and limit substance use.