College of Letters & Sciences

Mental Health & Wellness Resources for Students

Are you looking for information on mental health wellness resources for students? Click the video below to hear from Jori, a UWW social work student talk about how to find them.

Students have access to a variety if mental health, health, and wellness services including, but not limited to:

  • Individual, group, and couples counseling
  • Education and skill building in areas such as assertiveness training, study skills, communication or time management
  • Health services such as immunizations, contraceptive, TransHealth, annual examinations, massage therapy
  • Wellness programs such as bystander education, mental health matters, or dietary education.

Location: Ambrose Health Center, 710 Starin Rd

Phone: (262) 472-1305

Website: https://www.uww.edu/uhcs

Students have access to free (except mandated services) and confidential counseling services through the Winther Counseling Lab including, but not limited to:

  • Individual, group, and couples counseling to address stress, relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, body image, and life transitions
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program

Location: Winther Hall 3004

Phone: (262) 472-2842

Website: https://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/counselored/winther-counseling-services

 

Mental Health
Pauquette Center – mental health and substance abuse counseling
1221 Innovation Dr., Ste 221, Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 473-0670

Morning Star Psychotherapy – mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence
1173 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 458-2525

New Beginnings APFV - domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, crisis services
143 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 723-4653

Health/Medical: Emergency Room
Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5333

Mercy Hospital
1000 Mineral Point Road, Janesville, WI 53548
(608) 756-6000

Health/Medical: Urgent Care
Mercy Care
507 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 5473-0400

Fort Health Care
611 Sherman Ave. East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 5668-5330

Mercy North
3400 Deerfield Dr., Janesville, WI 53546
(608) 314-3605

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE

Veteran’s Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255

LGBTQ Crisis Services
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Text: Text START to 678-678
Trevor Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860

Walworth County 24-Hour Crisis Line
1-800-365-1587

 Just like how an individual will take care of themselves physically when they are sick or hurt, practicing self-care is a way to recharge and preserve one’s mental health. Many times, we think to practice self-care after a time of stress, and while that is helpful and important, practicing self-care throughout our daily lives can be very beneficial. It is important to know that you can practice self-care in many ways and know that self-care is not selfish.

Self-care is important because without constant care for oneself it could potentially lead to something called burnout. Burnout is a complete exhaustion that builds up over time due to prolonged stress. Self-care is also incredibly important because it can be a struggle to help others, if you do not take care of yourself. It is important to take care of our mental health and prioritize it just as we would our physical health.

Self-care can be anything as small as taking a quick walk to doing a fully meditation session. Self-care can look different to each person; we all recharge in different ways with the assistance of a professional, with a friend or partner, or by taking time by ourselves. You can practice self-care in ways that make sense to you! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Talk to a friend
  • Take a social media break
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Cook a meal for yourself
  • Take a hike
  • Read
  • Watch your favorite movie
  • Workout
  • Take a nap
  • Stretch
  • Meditate
  • Color in a coloring book
  • Paint/draw
  • Take a break from your schoolwork for 30 minutes
  • Unfollow negative accounts on your social media

  Video

 

Apps

 

Books/Journals

  • A Year of Self-Care: Daily Practices and Inspiration for Caring for Yourself: Dr. Zoe Shaw

              https://www.amazon.com/Year-Self-Care-Practices-Inspiration-Yourself/dp/1648765092

 

 


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