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Western provides comprehensive counseling services to students at no cost. As trained professionals, our counselors can effectively navigate complex personal, academic, and career barriers that can affect your classroom and future workplace success.
Referring Students for Help
If you are concerned about the well-being of a fellow student, you are encouraged to refer them to the Western Care Team. A Care Team member will reach out to the student and offer assistance. For more information visit the Care Team site.
Western faculty and staff are committed to changing the way we talk about mental illness. Please click on the link below to learn more about this national movement.
Western counselors provide supportive counseling services to students who are struggling with personal issues. Students will learn to make better choices, improve interpersonal skills, gain confidence, and increase educational effectiveness. Typical concerns include:
- Transition and change
- Uncertainty about goals and direction
- Personal relationship conflicts, domestic violence concerns
- Family concerns
- Grief and loss
- Stress, depression, and anxiety
- Lack of motivation and/or concentration difficulties
- Test anxiety
Western Counselors are trained to provide support and guidance in crisis situations. They are also connected to a variety of local resources, if needed. A crisis may be caused by a death in the family, suicidal thoughts, loss of a job, medical issues or relationship changes. We are here to listen and to provide support.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Addictions (ATODA)
If you are concerned about your own or a friend’s or family member’s alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, you can receive consultation, assessments, short term counseling, or referral services to community resources.
Relationship Violence Prevention/Student Advocacy
Western provides resources that can give you direction on what to do if you experience relationship violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Our Violence Prevention Specialist can be reached at 608-785-9553. For more information, visit Violence Prevention.
After Hours Help
If you need help after regular office hours, contact:
- Life Threatening Emergency: 911
- Western Campus Security (on campus emergency): 608-785-9191
- Great Rivers 24-hour helpline: 211 (land line) or 800-362-8255
- Gundersen Health System: 608-782-7300 or 800-362-5454
- Mayo Health System-Franciscan Healthcare: 608-785-0940 or 800-362-5454
Online Screening Assessment
Psych Central offers a variety of on-line mental health assessments and provides instant feedback.