University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mental Health Resources

UW-Specific Resources

Resource Services Access
Employee Assistance Individual counseling, management consultation, referral to resources
LifeMatters Individual counseling, management consultation (by request), referral to resources

Available 24/7

1-800-634-6433 (you must ask to speak with the training coordinator if you are interested in a management consultation)


Ombuds Collaboratively explore complaints, clarify issues, and consider options and resources to address employee concerns.

Resources for students

Resource Services Access
University Health Services (UHS) Individual, couple/partner, group counseling, outreach programming, stress management, and crisis services
Briarpatch Youth Services Crisis intervention and counseling services for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Help Line:  251-1126 2720

Counseling and Psych clinic

Resource Services Access
Al-Anon Family Groups Support groups for those with a family member coping with alcohol abuse. 608-258-0314

Compassionate Friends A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. 608-213-0263 4411

Smart Recovery “Self-Management and Recovery Training” offers a science-based secular 4- Point Program for gaining abstinence from harmful addictions through free support meetings, face-to-face and online. 520-0458
Dual Recovery Anonymous Information and meetings. 877-883-2332

Community Partnerships Provides family-based services to support children with mental illness. 250-6634

The Family Center A service of Edgewood College. Provides mental health services for individuals, couples and families. Sliding fee scale. 663-6154
Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy Psychotherapy that incorporates creative and expressive movement to develop healthy self-image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Individual, group, and family sessions. 608-251-0908
Access Community Health Centers Clinics offer free or low-cost medical care based on income. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. 443-5480

Anesis Therapy Center Mental health, substance abuse and case management services to individuals, families and couples 268-6530
Catholic Charities, Inc. Family, individual, and marriage counseling, as well as alcohol and drug abuse treatment. 256-2358

Centro Hispano Provides social services to the Dane County Hispanic community. 255-3018

Family Services Madison Mental health services for child and family problems, perpetrators and victims of family violence. 252-1320

Jewish Social Services of Madison Advocacy, counseling, case management services, financial management, refugee resettlement. 442-4081

Psyhiatric Services Counseling and psychiatry services. 238-9354

Community Resources

Resource Services Access
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line Text with a trained crisis counselor Text 741741

NAMI Resource Guide A Guide to Resources For Consumers of Mental Health Services and Their Families
Alcoholics Anonymous Information, meetings and referrals for alcoholics and recovering alcoholics. 24 hour hotline 608-222-8989

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services 24 hour crisis/helpline 251-4445

Family Support and Resource Center Community inclusion program. Provides a variety of support for Dane County families who have children with disabilities. 237-7630

Jewish Social Services of Madison Advocacy, counseling, case management services, financial management, refugee resettlement. The agency serves all residents of Dane County of all ages 442-4081

Dane County Dept. of Human Services Community Resources This document provides information on a wide variety of area resources including food pantries, sites for free meals, emergency and temporary housing, clothing, transportation, and more.

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