7,243 Gifts

7,243 Gifts

Students and campus community members enjoy the sunset on the Goodspeed Family Pier near the Memorial Union Terrace during sunset during an early spring evening at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 13, 2023. (Photo by Taylor Wolfram / UW–Madison)

Suicide Prevention Fund

12,292 Dollars

71 Gifts

Matches and Challenges

Available matches and challenges have been met. Please continue to show your support to help this campaign make an even greater impact!

Suicide Prevention Fund Match


Thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar – up to $5,000 – during Day of the Badger.

This match has ended.

Mental health distress is a growing concern for college students everywhere and can impact a student’s academic and social experience. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the United States for teens and young adults. Your gift will help enhance suicide prevention and mental health promotion efforts at UW–Madison including: 

  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of suicide prevention trainings and educational opportunities for UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff  
  • Distribution of safety tools such as medication lockboxes, Naloxone, and gunlocks 
  • Development and implementation of campaigns related to reducing stigma, increasing help-seeking behaviors, and building a culture of care on our campus 
  • Reduction of barriers to accessing campus mental health services through financial assistance to students and improved access to and continuity of mental health care 

Your contribution helps to build the capacity of all UW–Madison community members to support student mental health, prevent suicide, and reduce health disparities that exist for students on our campus.   

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