LANSING, Mich., December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Association of Michigan State Universities (MASU) today announced a partnership with Uwill, the leading college and student-focused teletherapy solution, to provide counseling services to its 15 member colleges and universities. Designed to increase capacity and help colleges meet demand in campus counseling centers, Uwill’s solution connects students to an exclusive team of counselors available under license based on their unique needs and preferences.
“Over the past two years, it has become clear that supporting student mental health is a top priority for institutional leaders in the State of Michigansaid Dr. Daniel J. Hurley, CEO of MASU. “As we work to serve a wide range of non-traditional and traditional learners, many of whom are the first in their families to attend university, Uwill’s approach and technology will enable that of Michigan public institutions to provide on-demand advice that meets the unique needs of our students. “
MASU is launching this partnership after exploring new solutions to meet the mental health needs of its member campuses, which serve a diverse population of more than 270,000 students across the state. Before 2020, up to 60% of students reported experiencing significant anxiety, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. According to recent research, more than eight in 10 students have seen their mental health negatively affected since the COVID-19 outbreak.
“In a time of continuing uncertainty, state and institutional leaders recognize the critical importance of mental health support to help more students persevere and succeed in their studies,” said Michael London, founder and CEO of Uwill. “Together with MASU, we are creating new opportunities for students across the state of Michigan to receive the support they need to navigate their educational journey.
Uwill’s proprietary technology leverages artificial intelligence to immediately connect students with available counselors who meet their unique needs and preferences. The only secure, student-centric teletherapy platform, Umatch offers all teletherapy modalities (video, phone, chat and message) and Uhelp provides 24/7 emergency access. Uwill works with a wide range of institutions, including the Massachusetts public school system, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, to expand their mental health and wellness offerings.
Uwill has become the premier mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. Using its proprietary technology and network of advisors, Uwill’s core foundation, Umatch, provides students with an immediate connection to an available therapist based on need and preference. Available worldwide, Uwill provides a secure environment and facilitates video, phone, chat and messaging sessions. Additionally, Uhelp expands campus support to include 24/7/365 emergency assistance, and Ucollaborate enables seamless coordination of care. Uwill provides the most cost effective way to supplement college mental health offering and has worked with leading institutions including Fairfield University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Boston College and State of New Mexico – Alamogordo. Uwill is the Teletherapy Training Partner of NASPA, The Higher Education Student Affairs Administrators. For more information, visit uwill.com.
About the Association of Michigan State Universities
The Association of Michigan State Universities (MASU) serves as the coordinating council for that of Michigan 15 public universities, ensuring the defense and promotion of policies aimed at maximizing the collective value that these institutions bring in the service of the public interest and the state of Michigan. For more information, visit masu.org.
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