The University of Wisconsin-Madison University Health Services has received a $306,000 grant for campus suicide prevention programs from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This interactive map summarizes mental health services at the 13 four-year campuses in University of Wisconsin System. Click on each campus to view a window with a campus-specific summary. Information was obtained from open records requests, interviews of counseling staff and extensive reviews of the campus counseling centers’ websites.
A decade ago, Thomas Murphy was a college dropout who used alcohol and drugs to deal with undiagnosed depression. Therapy made the difference for him. But he can’t receive it at school. When he re-enrolled at UW-Madison and went to the counseling center, he walked out with no appointment and a list of referrals.
Murphy’s story underscores a national dilemma: a surge in students seeking intensive counseling and psychiatric care, which college mental health centers often lack resources to provide.