Ask.Listen.Save. is an organization founded and run by students for the progression of suicide prevention on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. As a University of Wisconsin – Madison Registered Student Organization, we seek to provide the student body with educational information about mental health and suicide and advertise available resources on campus to help those in need. Through our collaboration with the Division of Student Life and University Health Services, we serve our student body to the utmost of our ability.
Ask.Listen.Save. was developed to eliminate the stigma of suicide and depression on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. By educating the student body, we aim to increase the awareness and create a safe environment in which students know they are not alone. We intend to teach the student body how to ASK fellow students that are showing the symptoms of depression and/or experiencing suicidal thoughts if they are okay, LISTEN to what they have to say, and, if needed, serve as a student bridge to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Services Counseling to help SAVE a life.
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First of all, thank you for visiting our webpage! We are Ask.Listen.Save, a student organization based out of UW-Madison. When our organization first started, we were just a passionate group of students who wanted to support this important cause. Like many college students, we had all experienced the struggles associated with depression, suicide, and mental illness.
During my senior year of high school, I personally experienced depression and I was encouraged to keep it a secret because depression is considered “shameful” in society. The shame led to bottled-up feelings, which then led me to mentally hit rock bottom, and that led me to attempt taking my own life. Soon after my attempt, I was taken out of school to be admitted to a hospital program.
After surviving this traumatic experience, I decided to take a stand for all those who felt ashamed, embarrassed, or alone in their depression. I became an advocate for mental health awareness by planning an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk with the help of a group of students. Soon enough, I realized that we all have a story to tell, and by sharing these stories, we are saving lives by eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness. We couldn't do it without all of you! We would like to thank you for visiting our site and supporting this important cause.
All the best,
Awards and Recognition
- Winner of the #1 Campus Fundraising Group in the Nation for 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014 by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Awarded the 2013 Bucky Award for Philanthropic Achievement
- Honored Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2013)
- Winner of the 2014 Social Justice Advocacy Award and the Dean's Award of Excellence
- Awarded the 2015 Bucky Award for Health and Wellness
- Awarded the 2018 Bucky Award for Philanthropic Achievement
- Awarded the 2019 Bucky Award for Philanthropic Achievement
In order to realize our goals as a student organization, Ask.Listen.Save. has collaborated with UW-Madison University Health Services and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.