Call 608-280-2600 (24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline)
Call 800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

Sometimes you may feel like you are in a crisis situation. That situation could turn dangerous for yourself or others. You may want to injure yourself or have thoughts of suicide. In these instances, you should seek immediate help.

Journey’s 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline provides telephone assistance to Dane County individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric crisis. Don’t hesitate to call us! We will listen to you.

  • We will ask you how we can help you.
  • If you are quiet, we will remind you we are here for you.
  • It is OK to take your time.

Call 608-280-2720 to schedule an appointment for a screening and consultation.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the lifetime incidence of depression in the United States is more than 20-26 percent for women and 8-12 percent for men. Although that is not a vast majority, it represents a significant section of the population, many of whom do not seek recurring treatment for their depression.

We can help you. Don’t wait … Call us today.

Call 608-280-2720 to schedule an initial appointment.

Call 608-280-2600 for a mental health emergency.

Life can be challenging and stressful. Mental illness may begin with:

  • Anxiousness, irritability, or confrontational behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Wanting to be alone
  • Problems at school or work
  • Changes in appetite
  • Suicidal thoughts

A person with signs of severe and persistent mental illness, or psychosis, may:

  • Become paranoid
  • Think they are hearing voices
  • Believe that someone is out to harm them
  • Isolate themselves for days
  • Have problems with concentrating
  • Stop eating, washing or dressing properly


Try to understand your loved one and encourage them to seek help. All services are confidential and information cannot be shared with anyone.

Call 608-280-2720 for a screening and consultation.
Services provided at 49 Kessel Court, Madison, Wisconsin

Need help understanding your addiction? We offer treatment to individuals with a mental illness and a substance use disorder. You’ll work individually with therapists and in groups, sharing and learning from others who have the same experience.

We can help you get your life back on track, so you can enjoy the things in life that really matter.

Call 608-280-3154 to learn more.

Services provided at 49 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711.

Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) have poorer health, higher rates of chronic illness, greater frequency of multiple conditions and less access to preventative, routine, and ongoing medical care than individuals living without these disorders. In fact, individuals with SPMI tend to die 25 years younger than individuals without SPMI.

Our Journey to Health and Wellness Program is designed to help individuals who do not have health insurance or regularly visit their primary care physician. This program is made possible through a federal grant administered by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration); UnityPoint – Meriter; and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.


Individuals must be diagnosed with SPMI, including schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression with severe psychotic symptoms, PTSD, or OCD or SPMI/substance use disorders are eligible to enroll in the program.

Program Offerings

  • Health checkups, follow-up, and referrals for medical care
  • Health and substance use screenings
  • Peer wellness coaching
  • Wellness classes including
    •  Exercise
    •  Weight loss and management
    •  Restful sleep
    •  Healthy eating
    •  Stress management

Call 608-280-2435  (Confidential S.O.S. voicemail)
Call 608-280-2600  (24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline)

Survivors of Suicide Services (S.O.S.) provide support to people who have been affected by a suicide. An S.O.S. support group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Journey. Each adult group is facilitated by a suicide survivor/volunteer and a mental health professional.

*CLICK HERE for important information regarding SOS Group Meetings during COVID-19 pandemic.

Other services include a SOS-quarterly community newsletter (click to download), a resource library, and periodic conferences and forums.

Eligibility Criteria

S.O.S. services are available to any Dane County resident affected by a suicide death, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.