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Student and Resident Behavioral Health

Student and Resident Behavioral Health

Welcome! The Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes its students and residents work hard, long and responsibly. We are aware the demands of education training and service to patients can produce a variety of stressors for individuals and their families. Student and Resident Mental Health Services provides a comprehensive program to meet these professional and personal mental health needs. We value your dedication and hope you find these resources helpful.

Care team collaboration

David Cipriano, PhDDavid J. Cipriano, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Student and Resident Behavioral Health

(414) 955-8954 | Pager number: (414) 314-5562

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SilverCloud, a Self-Guided Mental Health Resource for Students

SilverCloud is a free, self-guided, interactive mental health resource available to all MCW students, offering online programs for anxiety, depression and stress. Students can complete modules to help with a variety of topics, including sleep, relaxation, grief and loss, self-esteem and more.

For new users, please log into MCWconnect and visit the Student Life tab. Here, you will find instructions, including the required PIN, on how to set up an account. You will be prompted to create your own unique password.

For returning users, you may log into SilverCloud at any time with your username and password through this link:

SilverCloud is a supportive tool, but its content is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you need specific advice or assistance, please contact your medical provider.

ThriveTogether Student Support Groups

These sessions will be hosted weekly and will be one hour in length. Please watch for communication directly from your school for invitation information.

  • MSA students – Mondays, 11 am
  • Graduate students – Tuesdays, noon
  • Pharmacy students – Tuesdays, 4 pm
  • Medical students – Thursdays, 12:30 pm
Take Your Mental Health Vitals: Self Assessment Tools

Take Your Mental Health Vitals: Self Assessment Tools

The Stress and Depression Questionnaire is a valuable tool to help you connect with resources if you are struggling with depression or anxiety. It is completely anonymous, but at the same time interactive because a member of our clinic will respond if need be. The instructions at the site will explain further.
Complete questionnaire
Self Care

Self Care

Resources for nutrition, exercise, and relationship self care.
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Access wellbeing information and resources.
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Are you Helping Someone Else: Mental Health First Aid

Are you Helping Someone Else: Mental Health First Aid

Learn more about how to help others, and mental health first aid.
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Let's Talk About Suicide

Let's Talk About Suicide

How to help someone who is suicidal, and other useful information.

Additional resource: Visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.

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Contact Us

General: (414) 955-8950
Referral Coordinator: Carolyn Bischel, MS, LPC
(414) 955-8933 |

During Business Hours
(414) 955-8933

After Business Hours
(414) 805-6700

Green Bay
Counseling services available in partnership with St. Norbert College
(920) 403-3045

Central Wisconsin
Counseling services available in partnership with Elmergreen and Associates
(715) 845-7175

24/7 Support - Provided by Resources Outside of MCW
Support available at no cost through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

The Crisis Text Line
Provides Free Crisis Support via Text Message:
-Text START to 741741
-Additional information and support available on their website

Green Bay - Family Services of NE Wisconsin
Crisis Support Line
(920) 436-8888

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
Crisis Support Line
(414) 257-7222
(414) 257-6300 (for hearing impaired)

Wausau - North Central Health Care
Crisis Hotline
(715) 845-4326
(800) 799-0122

The Trevor Project
LGBT Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotline
(866) 488-7386

Student and Resident Behavioral Health Google map location