Coming in as a freshman, I was instantly hit with stress such as acclimating to classes, rushing, finding my way around campus, making friends, and settling into a place that was miles from home. I barely had any time to think about my mental health.

Many of those coping with mental health conditions will not seek help, but it really doesn't have to be like that. Whether you're coming to college with a preexisting diagnosis or you've just been feeling a little stressed lately, find the campus resource center that is right for you. College is a busy time, but your wellness should be at the forefront of your mind. To make it that much easier, here are 4 resources all Wisconsin Badgers can access to get help. 

1. UHS

University Health Services offers 24/7 crisis services, along with many other wellness programs, such as yoga and group counseling. To best find out how UHS can help you, log on to MyUHS for an access consultation. UHS offices are located at 333 East Campus Mall. 


The National Alliance Against Mental Illness (NAMI) is a student organization dedicated to erasing the stigma surround mental health. If you're looking for a group of passionate students looking to foster change and acceptance in the Madison community, you can turn to office #3125 in the Student Activity Center, located at 333 East Campus Mall. 

3. The Green Bandana Project

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Though technically under NAMI, The Green Bandana Project is worth mentioning because of its sheer reach and impact. Started by UW Madison student, Conlin Bass, students who wear a green bandana on their backpack carry resource cards as to where find help. The bandana not only serves as a symbol of standing in solidarity with mental illness, but encourages peer to peer connections and support.


The UW Police Department has impressive initiatives to help students with mental illnesses. UWPD is a resource for mental health emergencies and severe cases. Working closely with Umatter and the UW-Madison Suicide Prevention Council, UWPD is committed to the health and safety of our campus. 

Badgers help Badgers. If you're feeling out if sorts to any degree, don't be afraid to reach out to a friend or seek out professional help. There are people here who care and hope to help you.