Your Health

UW students save lives with suicide prevention training

Three third-year pharmacy students have created an on-campus training program to teach student pharmacists to recognize warning signs in suicidal patients, using the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) framework. Learn more about their efforts to prevent suicide.

Complete At-Risk program for a chance at an Amazon gift card

Be entered to win an Amazon gift card by completing the At-Risk program by December 15th. This interactive training program teaches students how to recognize signs of distress in their peers, respond appropriately and refer to mental health resources.

Food insecure students face more than just hunger

It is estimated that 20 percent of students at four-year institutions are food insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Learn more about students facing these challenges and food security resources on campus.

UHS is holding workshops to help support you

Stressed? Having trouble adjusting? Feel like you never have enough time? UHS wants to help. They’re hosting a series of student success workshops on test anxiety, adjusting to college and making the most of your time. Attend one, two or all three of the sessions.

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There’s still time to get your free flu shot!

Protect yourself and others by preventing the flu from spreading! If you haven’t gotten your free flu shot, there are two flu shot clinics left. The next one is this Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center. But if you can’t make the clinic, make an appointment with UHS — the vaccination will still be free.

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Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month events

October is Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month, and a variety of events are planned. UHS Violence Prevention & Survivor Services is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of victims after it happens.

 

Introducing: New online mental health resource

UHS is now offering an online, self-guided, interactive treatment option called SilverCloud. Available to all students, faculty and staff, the program has 40-minute online modules that are available 24 hours a day. Students can choose to get help in four main areas: depression, anxiety, stress and body image.

Group wants recovering students to ‘Live Free’ of stigma

One UW-Madison student organization is working to build a community free of the social pressures associated with alcohol and other drugs. Live Free is a community of students interested in ending the stigma around addiction and substance abuse.

September: Suicide Prevention Month at UW-Madison

September is globally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Read and sign the UW-Madison Pledge to be Stigma Free, sign up for a suicide prevention training and check out the full list of suicide prevention events and activities on campus. Help campus engage this important issue.

 

UHS Mental Health Services now just a phone call away

If you’re new to UHS Mental Health Services, your first consultation will now be over the phone. During the 20-minute Access Consultation phone screening, students will talk to a specialist who will connect students with the services they need, whether that be meeting with a counselor, group therapy or off campus resources.