Mental Health Resources

Life Happens, UWM Cares- promoting emotional well-being UWM is a caring community that strives to support and promote student well-being on a variety of levels, recognizing that attention to emotional health is essential to the educational and social pursuits of all individuals. The information presented on this website is intended to assist members of our campus community who are experiencing emotional distress and to aid those who provide support for these individuals. Population specific resources are included. To learn more about counseling services offered on campus, visit the SHAW Counseling Services webpage.

24/7 Mental Health Support Line – 1-888-531-2142

If you or a loved one is facing a mental health crisis or in need of immediate support, call or text UW Mental Health Support 24/7 at 888-531-2142, or start a chat in the UW Mental Health Support 24/7 Portal. More information about the UW Mental Health Support 24/7 line can be found on the Counseling Expanded Resources page

Update: Please visit the SHAW Counseling Services website for the most current information on their operations.

News For Faculty and Staff

Mental Health Resources “Quick Guide” Folders are being distributed to all Faculty and Staff. We encourage you to also watch this supporting video; “Reaching Out to Students in Distress”:

Not finding what you are looking for? Submit a question to NOTE: This email is ONLY for questions and suggestions related to the website content. DO NOT use this email for urgent situations. These inquiries are not monitored on a daily basis.

Looking to schedule a mental health-related workshop/training for a student or faculty/staff group? Looking to request SHAW counselor support at an event on campus? Please submit all outreach requests using the form found here:

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health has developed this website in collaboration with the UWM Suicide Prevention Project and with the Division of University Relations and Communications.

This website was developed in part under a grant number 1U79SM060465-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.