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Lake Superior State University is launching a new initiative called Uwill to give students greater access to mental health resources. The program will offer teletherapy and crisis support, connecting students with licensed therapists who are tailored to their individual needs. This new initiative complements existing counseling services that aim to identify and assist students experiencing mental health crises.

LSSU officials are supporting this initiative in response to the growing mental health challenges faced by young adults and college students, as indicated by recent survey data. Nearly half of college students surveyed felt they needed help with mental health issues in the past year, yet only a small percentage received any counseling or therapy.

Expanding access to mental health support is also a key component of LSSU’s five-year strategic plan, which aims to improve first-year student retention by enhancing support for first-generation, Pell Grant-eligible, and other underrepresented student populations. Anya Alexander, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, emphasizes that offering free clinical mental health counseling and support is an integral part of the university’s commitment to student success. By investing in teletherapy, LSSU aims to provide students with high-quality care and support tailored specifically to their needs, enabling them to reach their full personal and academic potential.

The Uwill student and therapist matching platform has already been successfully implemented at several other educational institutions nationwide.

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