New Jersey Provides Mental Health Resources for College Students – NBC New York (47)

New Jersey Provides Mental Health Resources for College Students – NBC New York (47)
New Jersey Provides Mental Health Resources for College Students – NBC New York (47)

NEW JERSEY — This is good news for New Jersey college students and access to free mental health services.

The State will provide them with free teletherapy, crisis connection and 24/7/365 wellness programming as part of measures to help with the mental health crisis.

Launched a year ago, the state’s first-in-the-nation partnership with mental health and wellness platform, Uwill, currently serves students from 45 higher education institutions in New Jersey who opted into the partnership.

“There is no doubt that young people have been facing a mental health crisis for some time, the causes of which are multifaceted and include everything from the rise of social media to increased academic pressures, the impact of the pandemic and much more. more,” said Lt. Governor Way. “With this program, we ensure that struggling college students have access to mental health support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

As of April, more than 10,000 students have registered on Uwill’s digital platform and scheduled nearly 32,000 sessions with the diverse network of qualified and licensed mental health providers available.

Grants awarded by OSHE last summer are supporting 44 institutions in establishing community provider partnerships as well as professional development opportunities for faculty and staff who are developing multicultural competency.

Where can I find free mental health and wellness support for New Jersey college students?

For a list of New Jersey institutions that partner with Uwill to provide services, visit https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/mentalhealth/telehealth.shtml

Students who wish to register on the platform to access digital mental health support and services should contact their college or university directly.

 
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