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:
Location: Ambrose Health Center, 710 Starin Rd
Phone: (262) 472-1305
Students have access to free (except mandated services) and confidential counseling services through the Winther Counseling Lab including, but not limited to:
Location: Winther Hall 3004
Phone: (262) 472-2842
Pauquette Center – mental health and substance abuse counseling
1221 Innovation Dr., Ste 221, Whitewater, WI 53190
Morning Star Psychotherapy – mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence
1173 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
New Beginnings APFV - domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, crisis services
143 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Health/Medical: Emergency Room
Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
1000 Mineral Point Road, Janesville, WI 53548
Health/Medical: Urgent Care
507 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Fort Health Care
611 Sherman Ave. East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
3400 Deerfield Dr., Janesville, WI 53546
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Veteran’s Crisis Line
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/
Walworth County 24-Hour Crisis Line
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:
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