If you are experiencing a mental health crisis that needs immediate attention or is during non-business hours, please contact:
- 911, for immediate emergencies
- Northwest Connections (local crisis line): 888-552-6642
- UW Mental Health Support 24/7 (call or text): 888-531-2142
- National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (call or text): 988
- National Crisis Text Line: 741741
Caring for your well-being remotely and in-person
The Student Counseling Center is offering both in-person counseling and tele-counseling appointments using Microsoft Teams for students residing in Wisconsin. All initial appointments will be completed using tele-counseling. If you live out of state and are seeking services, you may contact the office and schedule a telephone consultation for help in locating counseling resources near you.
If you are in need of a private space to attend a tele-counseling appointment, you can use one of the following options:
- If you live in the residence halls, ask about private rooms available in your basement
- The campus library has a variety of rooms that you can reserve for up to 2 hours a day
View this guide for accessing teams and connecting with one of our counselors.
Scheduling an Appointment
There are three ways that you can schedule an appointment, outlined below. For online scheduling, please ensure you are choosing the correct link. If you are unsure which link is correct or if what you need is not described here (i.e. crisis appointment, alcohol and other drug education services, couples therapy, etc), then please use option 1 or 2 below for scheduling.
1. Call our office at 715-232-2468 during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
2. Stop up to our office during business hours, located at 410 Bowman Hall (clock tower building on campus)
3. Schedule online by choosing the correct link below. Please note that only the types of appointments described below can be scheduled online. If you need a different type of appointment or there are no openings showing, please use option 1 or 2. All appointments scheduled online will be confirmed by office staff.
- For initial triage appointments go here. This means that you have either never been to our center for counseling before or that you have not been to our center yet this academic year and you want to change counselors. If you would like to work with the same counselor you saw in a previous academic year, please call or stop up to schedule.
- For ongoing, individual counseling go here. This means that you are established with an individual counselor already and have attended an appointment with them since July 1 of the current academic year. You will need to know the name of your counselor to schedule.
Mantra Health - Telecounseling and Telepsychiatry
The Student Counseling Center has partnered with Mantra Health to increase the availability of counseling resources to our students. Mantra counselors provide free, short-term therapy to enrolled students for whom telecounseling is appropriate. If you have bipolar disorder, disordered eating, substance use problems, or active thoughts of harming yourself or others, please start with an assessment in our office to find out if telehealth is right for you. Students will need to be referred by a clinician in our office or through Mantra's telecounseling services for telepsychiatry (mental health medication management).
By enrolling in Mantra counseling, you can connect virtually to licensed therapists to address your unique needs during daytime, evenings, or weekend hours.
Here is a step-by-step guide to sign-up through self-referral:
- Go to app.mantrahealth.com.
- Create your account by clicking "Sign Up" using your UW-Stout email address.
- Complete the onboarding tasks in your Patient Portal, which takes about 10 minutes, and schedule your first appointment.
- Join your first scheduled appointment with your therapist through the Mantra Patient Portal.
YOU - Self-help & Well-being Web Platform
You.uwstout.edu is a self-help and well-being platform. YOU helps students navigate life and campus on their terms with independent goal setting, skill building, assessments, and evidence-based content on a large variety well-being topics.
Through this web based application students can also connect with a 24/7 mental health crisis service available via call, text, or chat. Students can also connect to Mantra telecounseling services which are available during the day, evenings, and on weekends.
Interpersonal Process Groups - Spring 2023
These groups meet weekly and are a great way to connect with other students and feel less alone. Common concerns that students join IP groups to work on include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, stress, academic concerns, adjustment to new environment and experiences, etc. To participate, students need to schedule a 30 minute group screening by calling or stopping in to our office.
Group Days and Times
- Mondays: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Crisis and Emergency Support
If you are experiencing an emergency that requires immediate attention you should contact 911. There are also other mental health crisis options that are available 24/7, including:
- Northwest Connections (mental health and substance use crisis line): 1-888-552-6642 (local area)
- UW Mental Health Support 24/7 (click link to open chat) or call or text: 888-531-2142
- National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (call or text): 988
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741741
- Text STEVE (young person of color)
- TREVOR (LGBTQIA) Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 (or text 838255)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (or text "start" to 88788)
- SAMHSA's National Helpline (mental health and substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
To transfer your care to one of our licensed and trained counselors, please have your current mental health practitioner send your treatment summary to the Counseling Center for review and processing.
An initial appointment will be scheduled to discuss care needs, answer questions about services, and complete any forms to ensure records are current. Subsequent appointments can be made following the initial appointment.