Take Care of Your Mental Health
and Ask for Help

The UW Oshkosh Veterans Resource Center and Counseling Center are partnering on the #UnitedWeStand mental health awareness campaign across all UWO three campuses encouraging veterans to take the first steps toward open and honest conversations about mental health.

End the Stigma Now 

"I am more scared of spiders and snakes than I am talking about my mental health."

Michael Taylor
Army Veteran
Business Administration

"As a family member supporting a veteran it is difficult to see them struggle and wanting to support them and yourself at the same time. We can all do better by getting the mental health support we need to thrive."

Michelle Henderson
Former spouse of veteran
Clinical Coordinator, Professional Counseling

"Mental health is something that we often keep hidden from our friends and family. Reaching out for help isn't a sign of weakness in fact it is the exact opposite."

Steve Freund
Army Veteran
Environmental Studies

"I am tired of attending funerals. I need you here. Your family needs you here."

Rich Roehrick, ’20 (MBA), ’16 (BS)
Marine Veteran
Alumni

"I want others to know that sometimes it is OK to not be OKAY."

Thomas Wolf, ’10
Marine Veteran
Interim Director, UWO Bookstore

"We need to treat our mental health wounds in the same way we would seek treatment for our physical ones."

Catherine Schmitt
Army Veteran
Professor, College of Nursing

"I lost one of my leaders to PTSD because he was keeping to himself. Let's not regret anymore... just ask and check on the people you care about."

Branden Starks
Army Veteran
Information Systems Major

"Just because you are home doesn't mean the battle is over. Our nation needs you healthy, so I implore you to ask for help."

Timber Smith, ’16 (MS), ’11 (BS)
Army Veteran
Veterans Resource Coordinator

“Mental health is on a continuum. I recommend you get the help when you need it”

Shelly Lancaster, ’99
Air Force Veteran
Professor, College of Nursing

"People often expect you to be tough, no matter what. We need to break that stigma, and acknowledge that it is ok to take that time to work through our mental health challenges. Only then will we create real cultural change."

Adam Withbroe
Army Veteran
UW Oshkosh Police Officer

“You can come up with 1,000 different reasons not to go and seek help. It is more important to find the reasons to go that will give you long lasting success."

Aaron Kloss, ’19
Army National Guard Veteran
Graduation Examiner

"Struggling in silence or pushing things into the dark and hoping they will just go away is not the best way to deal with life's struggles. Trained professionals can help you get through the rough times and find the path towards a healthier and happier life."

Gail Larson
Air Force Veteran
Financial Specialist, Student Accounts

“When you are in the military, you have very little say in what happens in your life. Too many veterans accept a civilian reality where they still have no say in what happens in their lives. They try to go it alone. That is tough. You don't have to go it alone. You have a choice.”

Zach Zabel,’17
Navy Veteran
MBA Alumni

"Asking why mental health is important, is like asking why water is wet? Soldiers have enough courage to go into battle, so I know they have enough courage to face their biggest fear… their feelings. My recommendation, just go.”

Morgan Ringeisen
Army Veteran
Engineering Technology

Address Your Stress Ask for Help

Veterans die by
suicide per day

We are here to PREVENT IT.

Adults suffer from a diagnosable mental
illness in any given year

We are here to LISTEN.

We are here to PREVENT IT.

We are here to LISTEN.

%

Of adults in U.S. report experiencing some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.

We are here to START THE HEALING PROCESS.

#UnitedWeStand Resources

Veterans Crisis Line

A trained responder will answer your calltext or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share. Available every day, 24/7
 TALK TO A RESPONDER

Counseling Center

Unpack some of your biggest mental health questions through a confidential one-on-one appointment at the Counseling Center or get connected to local mental health providers.
 TALK TO A COUNSELOR

Veterans Resource Office

Support for past and present service members, including active-duty veterans, guard members, reservists, and spouses and dependents of veterans on all three campuses.
 CONNECT WITH US

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

Explore your options for mental health information and treatment with this quick guide to the VA.

Eligibility for VA health care

Coaching Into Care – program educates, supports and empowers friends and family supporting a veteran.

 EXPLORE RESOURCES

SilverCloud

Self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides you with accessible interventions 24 hours a day.

Does not require a referral from a mental health or medical provider.

Program can be used in conjunction with counseling or as a stand alone service.
 CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Student Care Team

Provides thoughtful, coordinated and holistic care for UWO students to ensure they are set up for success.
 REPORT A CONCERN

Flourish During Challenging Times

Tips and tools to navigate the moments of challenging times.
 FLOURISH GUIDE

LGBTQIA+ Resource Center

Provide a safe, inclusive and affirming space that fosters academic success and personal growth.
 EXPLORE PROGRAMS

Veterans Crisis Line

A trained responder will answer your call, text or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.

Available every day, 24/7

 

Counseling Center

Get Mental Health Support at UWO

Unpack some of your biggest mental health questions through a confidential one-on-one appointment at the Counseling Center or get connected to local mental health providers.

 

Veterans Resource Office

 Support for military personnel, including active duty veterans, guard members, reservists and dependents of veterans on all three campuses.

Empowers student veterans to connect with the tools and resources to support your mental health journey.

 

Student Care Team

Provides thoughtful, coordinated and holistic care for UW Oshkosh students to ensure that they are set up for success.

Flourish During Challenging Times

 Tips and tools to navigate moments of challenging times.  

LGBTQIA+ Resource Center

Providing a safe, inclusive and affirming space that fosters academic success and personal growth. 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

 Explore your options for mental health information and treatment with this quick guide to the VA.

 Eligibility for VA health care

Coaching Into Care – program educates, supports and empowers friends and family supporting a veteran.

 

SilverCloud

 Self-guided, interactive resource that provides you with mental health interventions 24 hours a day.

Does not require a referral from a mental health or medical provider.

Program can be used in conjunction with counseling or as a stand alone service.

Strength Through Sharing

We asked UWO faculty, staff and students to talk a bit about their mental health journeys. Here are their unscripted stories.

Continue the Conversation

 Support your fellow veterans by sharing your journey to mental health balance by using the #UnitedWeStand. 

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER

COUNSELING CENTER

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER

COUNSELING CENTER

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
Veterans Resource Center

(920) 424-1804
veterans@uwosh.edu
Dempsey Hall, Room 130

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