Nearly 20 million U.S. college students were projected to enroll for the fall 2018 semester. We believe every single one of them deserves access to mental health care.
Unfortunately, not all of them receive it. Because mental health conditions can worsen if left untreated, this is a cause for concern. Students decide against seeking or continuing mental health care for many reasons, including:
Stigma. Some students don’t want their peers to know that they’re in counseling, so they just don’t go. Some have a counselor hours away at home, but they can only see them on breaks.
Lack of energy or motivation. Sometimes it feels impossible to call and make an appointment or to get out of bed and walk to the counseling center.
The hectic nature of college. College students are busy. It isn’t always feasible for them to commit to the same appointment slot each week or to squeeze an appointment between classes that are on the opposite side of campus.
Wanting to reach all students who need mental health care. Between the 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 academic years, the number of students utilizing campus counseling centers increased by 29.6% and the number of counseling center appointments increased by 38.4% while the rate of institutional enrollment only grew by 5.6%. The need for on-campus mental health services is growing, and we know you want to meet this increasing demand.
By providing access to online mental health care, you remove these barriers and meet your students where they are.
With UniWellness, you can enable students to see their counselors from the comfort and privacy of their residence halls. They can schedule and make it to their appointments without leaving their rooms. They can fit counseling into their busy schedules. And they can even meet with their counselor from home — all they need to do is invite them to the portal.