Faculty & Staff
Mental Health Care for Faculty & Staff
Personal Counseling Services does not provide mental health counseling to faculty and staff. However, faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the following resources:
The college's Employee Assistance Program, through New York Life (NYL), offers a range of services, including but not limited to free short-term mental health counseling.
Dean Health Plan, the college's insurance provider, also offers a range of services to support mental health. You can call the number on the back of your insurance card to inquire about your benefits (e.g., cost of each appointment, how many appointments you're eligible for).
Additional resources, including local therapists and clinics, are listed by specialty area here.
If you would like to discuss your mental healthcare options with a counselor, please call PCS at (608) 663-4148 or email the counselor you'd be most comfortable speaking with.
Faculty play a key role in identifying students who may be struggling with their mental health and connecting them with support. Please consider using the following resources in your classrooms to aid in these efforts. If you have questions about how to support a particular student, please refer to the "Supporting Student Mental Health - Tips for Faculty" document and/or call PCS at 608-663-4148 to receive feedback from a counselor.
Present these slides to your class, or invite a Personal Counseling Services staff member to provide a workshop.
Consider adding content about mental health to your syllabi.
Follow this guide to best support student mental health in the classroom.
This website, created by the Dean of Students Office, contains information about submitting early alerts, reporting tools for when you are concerned about a student, medical leaves, and financial supports for students in need.
JED Foundation's Faculty Guide to Supporting Student Mental Health
Greater Good In Education: Science-Based Practices for Kinder, Happier Schools (resources available for Kindergarten through College)