If you’re in crisis, call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Veterans crisis line
1-800-273-TALK (8255): Press 1
Or text to 838255
Or chat confidentially on the crisis line website
UW-Madison’s 24-hour mental health crisis line: 608-265-5600
Interactive map with links and summaries of University of Wisconsin counseling centers.
UW-Madison chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Chapters exist at Marquette University, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Parkside and Carthage College.
Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening (SPILL)
Chapters exist at UW-La Crosse, UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater.
Off-campus organizations and links
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
414-276-3122 or toll-free 866-948-6483
Helping Others Prevent and Educate about Suicide (HOPES)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services: mental health and substance abuse programs
Prior mental health coverage from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
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