UNC Chapel Hill expands mental health services, provides virtual counseling for students
The partnership with Uweil will be able to quickly meet the growing demand for mental health services on campus 24/7.
To meet the growing demand for mental health services on campus, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has partnered with College Mental Health Provider Uweil to make 24/7 teletherapy treatment immediately accessible to students.
Uweil – provides teletherapy services to colleges around the world, including the American Public University System, the University of Maryland, Stevens Institute of Technology, and others – uses proprietary technology to connect students with licensed counselors, connecting them instantly based on student preferences. All teletherapy techniques (video, phone, chat and text message), 24/7 emergency access, group sessions, live events and more.
UNC Chapel Hill announced the partnership in November following a protest by campus students who had complained about long waiting lists and incapacity, according to campus reports. Protest coordinators say that in late October, many students began asking for immediate improvement after realizing the need for suicide mental health services.
Nationally, researchers and health professionals continue to raise awareness of student mental health issues. A.D. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health in late 2020, 71% of the students surveyed report anxiety, depression and depression levels in the COVID-19 epidemic. Ideas.
As the epidemic progresses to 2021, those numbers become even more alarming. They believe it has had a negative effect on them.
Suicide was thought to be the leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 before the epidemic, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The epidemic has made the mental health of students even more urgent.
“Over the past 18 months, we have aggravated the mental health crisis,” said Uweil CEO Michael London.
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