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Western Michigan offers students 24-hour virtual mental health counseling through new partnership

Western Michigan offers students 24-hour virtual mental health counseling through new partnership

Western Michigan University will be expanding its mental health support network in the fall 2022 semester.The UWill program offers virtual mental health counseling through video, phone or chat message. The service will also be available after 5 p.m. and through the weekend.“There are times when people are struggling that aren’t the typical times that you might think,” said Diane Anderson, WMU Vice President of Student Affairs. “So having this cadre of...

Uwill named edtech top 50 — emerging companies for higher education

Uwill named edtech top 50 — emerging companies for higher education

The edtech top 50 — emerging companies for higher education for 2021/22.Higher Education edtech is a busy space and it can be hard to keep up with the innovation in the sector. At Emerge Education we want to help you cut through the noise.Members of our Emerge HE advisory board, chaired by Mary Curnock Cook, and in partnership with Jisc, told us that keeping up to date with the best-emerging companies in edtech for HE was difficult, confusing and...

Colleges use teletherapy to support students outside of the academic year

Colleges use teletherapy to support students outside of the academic year

In October, the counseling center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a waitlist for the first time in 14 years. It would take a week before students could receive support.The center’s solution was virtual.“The university really leapt into action and found us a telehealth option to help expand our capacity quickly,” said Avery Cook, interim director of counseling and psychological services at UNC-Chapel Hill. The center, which already...

Universities Leveraging Teletherapy Services to Support Students Year Round

Universities Leveraging Teletherapy Services to Support Students Year Round

Most colleges and universities offer mental health services during the school year to help students cope with issues such as depression, suicide attempts, grief support, sleeplessness, anxiety and more. Typically, students take advantage of campus psychological services by visiting the counseling center and meeting with one of the institution’s on-staff therapists or a nearby professional affiliated with the university.But what happens to these therapy...

10 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health This Summer

10 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health This Summer

As the end of Mental Health Awareness month is upon us, our focus shifts to how to be well this summer. Erin Andrews, LMHC, an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy who serves as Manager of Clinical Affairs for the leading college mental health solution Uwill, shares 10 tips to improve your mental health this summer.Get outside! Studies have shown that spending more time outdoors has a measurable impact on your mood.Be active. Exercise in any form can...

US Department of Education Urges Colleges to Spend Covid-Relief Funds on Mental-Health Support

US Department of Education Urges Colleges to Spend Covid-Relief Funds on Mental-Health Support

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education urged colleges to use remaining grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to support student, faculty, and staff mental health.The fund, part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, injected nearly $40 billion into colleges nationwide last year to help them recover from the pandemic. Colleges had also received about $36 billion in prior relief packages. Historically Black colleges, tribal...

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Launches Teletherapy Solution

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Launches Teletherapy Solution

Uwill provides students and faculty at unique urban college with immediate access to licensed counselorsThe leading teletherapy solution for colleges, Uwill, today announced a partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) to expand the capacity of their mental health offering for students and faculty. A unique postsecondary institution serving a predominantly male, BIPOC student population, BFIT now provides students and faculty...

Chancellor Guskiewicz Reflects as Spring Semester Comes to a Close

Chancellor Guskiewicz Reflects as Spring Semester Comes to a Close

 On Wednesday, spring classes come to an end for UNC students and seniors will graduate from the University in 11 days.As the semester wrapped up, Editor-in-Chief Praveena Somasundaram spoke with Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz about the triumphs and challenges of the academic year, concerns focusing on mental health and transparency, and what UNC has in store for next year.This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. 

Partnership with Uwill to Expand Mental Health Service Capacity for Students

Partnership with Uwill to Expand Mental Health Service Capacity for Students

Leading into Mental Health Awareness Month, Michigan State University is expanding its capacity for mental health services for students through a pilot partnership with leading teletherapy platform UWill. The pilot is expected to launch May 15.Through the partnership, UWill services will act as an extension of the university’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS, providing students with free video, phone, chat and message sessions with licensed...

Prescott College Partners with Uwill

Prescott College Partners with Uwill

Solution allows college to expand capacity and support diverse needs Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution for colleges and students, today announced a partnership with Prescott College to help meet demand for counseling for remote and on-campus students. As the need for mental health support increases nationwide, Uwill’s solution accounts for student preferences to immediately match them with licensed and available counselors.“We aim to educate and...

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

When children who are neurodivergent are in their early school years, their parents often serve as their decision makers and advocates. But once these students enroll in college, they'll need to make their own choices on what classes to take, where to live on campus and how to manage their daily schedules.

Peirce College Students Receive Immediate Access to Teletherapy

Peirce College Students Receive Immediate Access to Teletherapy

Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution for colleges and students, today announced a partnership with Peirce College to help meet demand for counseling on campus. As the need for mental health support increases nationwide, Uwill's solution accounts for student preferences to immediately match them with licensed and available counselors.

Uwill Founder & CEO Featured Panelist ASU+GSV Summit

Uwill Founder & CEO Featured Panelist ASU+GSV Summit

On Wednesday April 6, veteran edtech entrepreneur and Uwill founder Michael London will join edtech and mental health industry leaders at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego for a candid conversation on the mental health crisis facing colleges and universities nationwide — and the innovative ways that institutions are providing students with the support they need. Titled Higher Ed Supporting the Whole Student: Mental Health and Well-Being, the panel will...

Uwill featured on the Brand Heart Podcast

Uwill featured on the Brand Heart Podcast

Approximately 64% of students dropping out of college attribute doing so, in part, to mental health issues. Launched just prior to the pandemic, Uwill is addressing this issue by working with colleges and universities to provide students ubiquitous access to counselors. In this episode, Uwill's Director of Counselor Success, Asini Wijewardane shares their story.

After two years of COVID-19, data guides university mental-health support

After two years of COVID-19, data guides university mental-health support

College counseling centers are relying on data to guide support as student needs and campus operations continue to change drastically in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To find the best way to support students facing unprecedented challenges while pursuing their degrees, colleges are tapping into robust data from electronic medical records and looking to a national research infrastructure to back requests for resources. But counseling centers can’t...

SXSW Features Run-DMC Founder, EdTech Entrepreneur to Discuss Reimagining Student Mental Health

SXSW Features Run-DMC Founder, EdTech Entrepreneur to Discuss Reimagining Student Mental Health

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a founder of the pioneering hip-hop group Run-DMC and sought-after speaker on mental health, will join award-winning EdTech entrepreneur Michael London for a candid conversation about the mental health challenges facing colleges and students at SXSW EDU on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 in Austin, Texas.As the author of the bestselling book 10 Ways Not to Commit Suicide, McDaniels is a frequent speaker about his own experiences with...

Columbus State Community College Increases Student Mental Health Support

Columbus State Community College Increases Student Mental Health Support

Columbus State Community College announced a partnership with Uwill, the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. Uwill's proprietary technology connects students with a team of licensed counselors based on their unique needs and preferences. Designed to complement campus counseling services, the platform allows campuses to increase capacity and eliminate waitlists, while supporting the diverse needs of students."Because so...

Whitman College Counseling Center Reaches Students in New Ways

Whitman College Counseling Center Reaches Students in New Ways

After last semester’s complaints about the lack of available mental health services at the Counseling Center, several new initiatives, including online counseling and group therapy sessions, have been launched. First-year Carsten Wallace-Bailey did not make use of the Center’s resources during his first semester because of how much he had heard from his peers about the long waitlists and lack of responsiveness. 

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