Need help now? Call the University Health Services 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: (608) 265-5600, option 9.
If you are in an immediately life threatening situation, please call 911 or get yourself to the nearest emergency room.
UW-MADISON CAMPUS RESOURCES
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Madison Area Resources
Journey Mental Health Center
ProjectKnow: Understanding Addiction
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises money through Out of the Darkness walks as well as other initiatives to install suicide prevention programs throughout the nation. Click on their icon to the right to visit their site and to learn more about how to help yourself and others who may be dealing with mental health issues.
NAMI is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting positive mental health. It's goal is to guide those struggling with mental illness to the help that they need. There is a NAMI chapter on the UW-Madison campus.
This website is used to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual
community with a voice on important issues with particular emphasis on college students.
Suicide affects an ever growing number of students with a sharp rise in attempts during the high school and college years. To help students who have considered, or previously attempted, suicide as they make their way to college, BestColleges.com, created a guide that will educate students and their communities about suicide prevention. It helps identify the warning sign and risk factors for suicide and provide resources for those who suffer from suicidal thoughts and for their surrounding community of support. Perhaps most importantly it aims to dispel the myths and stigmas that encompass suicide so that students feel safer to speak up and get the help they need and find the colleges that will best support them. For more information, you can take a look at the guide.
ADDICTION GROUP: RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Modern medicine understands that addiction to drugs or alcohol to be a chronic disease of the brain in which the reward system, memory, learning, motivation, and associated brain systems are changed, leading to compulsive behaviors around specific triggers, most often substances. DELPHI offers information regarding substance abuse and how to help yourself or others dealing with it.
SAMHSA is an organization dedicated to improving access to mental health services to those struggling . Visit their website by clicking their icon to the right to learn more.
This site offers a wide range of mental health disorders. To visit their site click their icon on the left. Learn about each mental health disorder separately and individual treatment plans catered to each.
Bella Soul is trying to take a holistic view on health and disease by social networking young adults to share their experiences on what works and does not work for mental and physical well-being. The ultimate purpose for this organization is to help young adults feel in control of their body and situation no matter the circumstance.
With phone calls appearing daunting to some, Crisis Text Line uses the current technological trend of texting as a means to providing guidance and support in critical moments that need immediate attention.
DrugRehab.com is an online resource that provides information and stories about addiction, treatment, and recovery. One particular guide the website offers is about the connection between substance abuse and suicide which can be found by clicking the icon.
While post traumatic stress disorder is largely tied to veterans, other groups of people can suffer from it as well, such as victims of sexual violence, traffic accidents, or natural disasters. Safe Harbor is an addiction treatment center that has developed a PTSD self-assessment tool for individuals who are showing symptoms of the disorder. The website also provides a comprehensive overview of PTSD and the steps one should take if they possess any symptoms.
The reality that a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol and fighting an addiction can be a hard one to face. Many families struggle with this news. These “hidden addictions,” as they are called, can seemingly sneak up on loved ones who had not suspected anything at all.Either way, once this information comes to light, it is time to decide what to do about it. There is no one way to approach how to get a loved one to help with addiction, but having a road map helps when navigating the challenges that addiction and substance abuse treatment present.