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Posted inCampus Mental Health, Health & Welfare

Interactive map: Mental health services across the University of Wisconsin System

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.

Posted inCampus Mental Health, Education, Health & Welfare

Gaps persist in campus mental health services

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.