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Student and Resident Behavioral Health

Welcome! The 管家婆王中王六肖中特 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.

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For Students

Students receive ten (10) sessions per academic year at no charge to themselves. After that, personal insurance may be used and all deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance apply. Please note that not showing up for an appointment without advanced notice will result in one no-charge session being subtracted from the student’s account.


管家婆王中王六肖中特Student and Resident Behavioral Health at the Department of Psychiatry Clinic at Tosa Health Center
(414) 955-8933 | studentresidentbh@mcw.edu
We offer a special medical student clinic on Thursday afternoons.

Student Assistance Program with a network of therapists across the state as well as online resources
1 (833) 927-1860
ComPsych does not offer medication management services.

管家婆王中王六肖中特Psychiatry Residency Training Clinic at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sherman Park
(414) 803-4077
After 10 free sessions, $15-40 per session.

 or MCWconnect
Online, self-help program based in CBT.


(920) 403-3266 | health@snc.edu
Limited medication management services.

Bellin Health
(920) 433-6073, option 1
Medication management services offered.

Student Assistance Program with a network of therapists across the state as well as online resources
1 (833) 927-1860
ComPsych does not offer medication management services.

or MCWconnect
Online, self-help program based in CBT.


Bridge Clinic Behavioral Health East (formerly Peaceful Solutions)
(715) 675-3458

Elmergreen and Associates
(715) 845-7175

Well Being Therapy
Email mary@wellbeingtherapywi.com

Student Assistance Program with a network of therapists across the state as well as online resources
1 (833) 927-1860
ComPsych does not offer medication management services.

or MCWconnect
Online, self-help program based in CBT.

View our Services page for additional details

For Residents and Fellows

To access services, please call our intake line at (414) 955-8933; to avoid phone tag, email studentresidentbh@mcw.edu.

There is a Monday evening Housestaff Clinic that runs until 7 p.m., or other expanded hours can be made available.

Discuss options with our Intake Team. MCWAH offers three (3) sessions per academic year at no charge to you. After that, you may use your insurance.

Housestaff Wellbeing Assessment Resources

MCWAH Benefits, Conditions, and Terms of Employment
Visit the MCWAH website for additional information on mental health and EAP resources.

With hundreds of guided exercises for meditation, sleep, focus and movement, Headspace helps you start and end your days feeling like your best self.

Invitation Code: MCWAH

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward

Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference.

View the today!

Beat Stigma. Start the Conversation.

Do you have a hard time finding the right words when talking to someone who is struggling? Reference these helpful examples (PDF) for your future conversations.

David Cipriano, PhD
David J. Cipriano, PhD

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

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

View list of Milwaukee-based Student Organizations.

SilverCloud, a Self-Guided Mental Health Resource for Students

SilverCloud is a free, self-guided, interactive mental health resource available to all 管家婆王中王六肖中特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 the .

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.

Wellbeing Resources & Topics

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.

Self Care

Self Care

Resources for nutrition, exercise, and relationship self care.

View Self Care resources


Access wellbeing information and resources.

View Wellbeing resources


Sleep-Related Fatigue in Medical Training

Presentation by David J. Cipriano, PhD

View PowerPoint (PDF)


Free or low-cost events for students

  • (Thursdays, 5-9 p.m. from the end of May through the end of August)
  • (Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. from June through August)

View the (this is an intranet site that requires a user ID and password)

Licensure Application Questions

Licensure Application Questions

The AMA has been advocating with state medical boards for appropriate language to be used on state licensure applications. This includes asking only about current impairment in practicing medicine versus probing questions about history or hypothetical situations. The 管家婆王中王六肖中特 is striving to reduce stigma around mental health and to increase care-seeking among our trainees, staff and faculty. Click on the link to see a representation of current states' licensing questions on mental health. Ask your advisor or a trusted mentor if you have questions about how to answer such questions.

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

View Let's Talk About Suicide resource
Grief Support Groups

Grief Support Groups

Healing Hearts of Waukesha County

Free, local peer groups welcome children, youth, and families who grieve loss due to death, divorce, addiction, incarceration, deportation, or military deployment.

Test Anxiety

Two components of anxiety

It seems like life as a student is one constant round of testing and assessment. Whether it is Step, course exams or shelf exams, the stress of being evaluated can sometimes make it a challenge to do your best.

First of all, most failures of memory on tests are failures of retrieval - not of encoding or storage. That means that it's in there, you just need to find the right key words or search words to find it. This is difficult to do when your anxiety is high. The anxiety has two components: physiological and cognitive. Both of these components take a lot of practice and that practice should take place in conditions similar to the actual test. Take practice tests under such conditions (sitting at a desk, timed, lights on, appropriately dressed, etc.). Then you can practice slowing down the physiological arousal as well as the negative thoughts.

The first step is to slow down the physiological activation.

This is happening in the autonomic nervous system, particularly the sympathetic branch. Activating the parasympathetic branch (for all intents and purposes, the vagal nerve) is the classic antidote to sympathetic arousal. Deep breaths stimulate the vagal nerve (at least the branch of it that runs down our chest) - not to mention the benefits of increased oxygen intake. Rocking stimulates the vagal nerve, and some say that placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth, right above the front teeth does too. Of course, any mindfulness meditation can counter autonomic arousal as well.

The second component is the cognitive one.

These are the negative thoughts that often go like this: "If I fail this test, I'll fail this course. And if I fail this course, I'll fail medical/graduate/pharmacy school…” Or, some sort of horriblizing like that. This is what interferes with retrieval and you will have to learn to challenge these thoughts. Examples of healthy self-talk to counter the negative are: "I'm smart enough to have gotten this far...Residencies are placing less emphasis on test scores and are thinking more holistically....I know of people who did not achieve their goal Step 1 score and who are still perfectly happy with their path and career in medicine….One test does not capture the creativity, planning and organization that it takes to be a good researcher."

Surviving Step 1

As you enter your dedicated study time for Step 1, I thought a quick primer in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is in order.  Simply put, you鈥檝e got to challenge the negative thinking! 
For example:

Fear: "I need to learn all this material and it is too much."
Challenge: "I have the ability to focus my mind in a helpful direction right now. I have a study plan and I can focus intentionally on just the bit of information I need to take in today. I already know a lot of this information.鈥

Fear: "My whole future depends on this score."
Challenge: "I can only give my best possible performance without sacrificing my sanity. There are many potential options for me in medicine and any of them will offer me the professional fulfillment and challenge that I seek."

Fear: "I can鈥檛 stop worrying about what score I will get."
Challenge: "Worrying about the future outcome will not change that outcome, but in fact distracts me from focusing. I know how to study, I鈥檝e been doing it my whole life. Anything else is a 鈥榣ater worry鈥 and just interference with the task at hand."

Fear: "My Step score is the only thing that matters."
Challenge: "If the Step score meant everything, it would be the only thing that would be required. Residencies are using a more wholistic approach to admissions these days. I have many other opportunities to shine."

More Study Tips from Dr. Cipriano

Quick Ways to Reduce Test Anxiety
  • The best way to ensure retrieval of information from long term memory is to associate it with enough ‘search words’ from the new information. In other words, take time to think about connections between new information and things you already know.
  • Stress interferes with retrieval from long-term memory. Practice stress-busting strategies like deep breathing during practice tests.
  • Reflect on your past experiences with exams. What can you learn from your MCAT experience to gain confidence or adjust your thinking/approach?
  • Do some futuring: Focus on the satisfaction of having finished this exam and getting to move on to clerkships.
  • Increase positive self-talk ("I’m strong, I've got this"). Visualize being in your zone on test day and being successful.
  • If you get agitated or panicky, go online and look up a guided relaxation, breathing exercise, or brief yoga practice. These really do work to calm the body. The more calm your body is, the more focused and in control of your thoughts and feelings you will be.
  • Be intentional about your wellness plan. Try to maintain regular sleep, exercise, social connection, and study-free zones. Know your limits. When your brain is done, take time to restore, without guilt.
  • Self-care can come in smaller doses. You don’t always have to go for an hour run – you can do a 15-minute walk when you hit a wall.
  • Watch your alcohol and substance use.
  • Ask for help! Counseling or academic support can be extremely useful, especially if you are noticing any avoidance or procrastination. To reach Student Behavioral Health call (414) 955-8933 or our partner, ComPsych at 1 (833) 927-1860. Or, reach out to Kerri Corcoran, LPC, our mental health resource navigator at kcorcoran@mcw.edu. For academic support, schedule an appointment at .
  • Explain to your loved ones what is going on. Have these conversations before stress level is high. Let them know, "I may need to call you every night to complain. You don’t need to fix it, just let me vent." Or: "Please don't take it personally, but I may need some space and may only call once a week."
  • Check out the section on test anxiety on my website: www.mcw.edu/thrive (on the landing page)
  • And finally: have compassion for yourself. You are an amazing, talented human being who could never be reduced to a test score. You will get through this, as you have gotten through everything else in life.

Contact Us/Crisis Support Lines

General: (414) 955-8900
Intake Team
(414) 955-8933

During Business Hours
(414) 955-8933

1 (833) 927-1860 ComPsych (students only)

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
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

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


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


Physician Support Line
Psychiatrists helping physicians and medical students navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives.
(888) 409-0141

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