Paige Long

UniWellness Weekly Editor and Customer Experience Lead with UniWellness Care

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Mental Health Care Online

We can improve lives by meeting their social emotional needs, no matter where they are located

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Turning to Technology to Support Student Mental Health

The demand for campus mental health services is increasing. From 2007 to 2017, the percentage of college students receiving mental health treatment jumped from 19% to 34%. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health‘s 2018 Annual Report, utilization of college counseling centers increased by 30-40% between 2009 and 2015 while enrollment only increased by […]

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Why I Use Teletherapy Now and Wish I Had UniWellness in College

Hi, students! Paige here. Today I’m taking a few minutes to reflect on the power of technology to meet our mental health needs. I’m a 23-year-old college graduate and young professional. I juggle hats at work, responsibilities at home, volunteer activities on weekends, and daily self-care to maintain my wellness. Just like you, I have […]

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How UniWellness Works

UniWellness is a HIPAA-compliant telemental health platform that reduces barriers to mental health care access for Virginia college students by connecting them to Virginia-licensed counselors. But how does it work? What should you expect? Step 1: Create your account Tell us your name and email address, then enter your desired password. If you’d like to […]

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Limited Time Offer: Get Your First Session Free!

It’s a stressful time in the semester. You’re balancing deadlines, extra-curricular activities, a social life (barely), and maybe even a part- or full-time job. Tests, projects, and papers are popping up left and right. Did you remember to brush your hair this morning? We’re here to help. For a limited time, you can get your […]

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A Reflection on Wellness

Hi! My name is Paige (I’m the one in the pink shirt!), and I’m the person behind the UniWellness blog posts. My position title is Customer Experience Lead, which means that I’m the one who takes care of your questions and concerns while you use UniWellness. When I’m not answering your questions, I’m creating blog […]

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UniWellness Flyer for Students

Hi students! Check out our flyer below to learn more about UniWellness. Click here to start seeing a mental health professional today! Learn more about us, check out our blog, and read our FAQs.

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Frequently Asked Questions About UniWellness

You’ve heard about what we’re doing and you’re relieved to have finally found a solution to your mental health care access problems. That’s great! If you have any questions about how this works, let’s get those answered for you. What do I need to use UniWellness? UniWellness is easy to access because it runs in […]

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Meet Our Mental Health Professionals!

Our mental health professionals are ready to help you. Licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, they’re experienced in delivering care via telehealth and in supporting college students through stress and transition. Let’s meet them! Lauren Yoder, LPC, ATR-BC Lauren is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) from Alexandria, […]

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Why Should I Use Teletherapy?

You may be new to the idea of teletherapy, or meeting with a therapist online. It’s a relatively new concept that leverages technology to solve common access problems. Therapy and psychiatry appointments are made more convenient by eliminating commute times, transportation costs, and geographic limitations, making mental health care more accessible to everyone. Like meeting […]

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Why Do We Care About Student Mental Health?

We care about student mental health. Student mental health touches each member of our team in a profound way. We’re parents of children who have struggled, former students who couldn’t access mental health care at school, professors who see the direct link between mental health and academic success, and survivors of suicide loss. To us, […]

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How to Know When to Seek Mental Health Care

We’re a month or so into the semester and midterms are coming fast. You aren’t sleeping well, you get anxious thinking about your upcoming deadlines, and you feel like you’re drowning most of the time. This is normal for college, right? Well… to an extent College is hard. It’s stressful and sometimes overwhelming. You’re away […]

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UniWellness is LIVE!

We’re live! Starting Friday, September 27th, 2019, college students in Virginia can access the mental health care they need. For many college students, this is a stressful part of the semester. You may have deadlines approaching, readings piling up, and a seat in the library that should have your name written on it by now. […]

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Meeting Students Where They Are

The premise behind UniWellness is simple: Meet students where they are. We know that accessing mental health care during college can be difficult. With time and transportation constraints, it’s often way more difficult than it should be. You’re juggling a full-time courseload, working on multiple papers and projects, studying for quizzes and tests, participating in […]

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What is UniWellness?

UniWellness is a telemental health platform that reduces barriers to mental health care access for college students. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. UniWellness is a telemental health platform. We’re using secure, HIPAA-compliant technology to expand access to mental health care. With UniWellness, you can receive counseling and psychiatric services from the privacy […]

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A New Tool for Student Mental Health

UniWellness is expanding in a new direction — and we’re so excited to share the news with you! With our network of Virginia-licensed mental health professionals, we’re bringing mental health care directly to college students in Virginia. What does that mean? If you’re a college student in Virginia, it means you’ll have better access to […]

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How Colleges Can Support Their Students’ Mental Health This Fall

This summer, the UniWellness team has been thinking a lot about student mental health. In the stillness of summer, college and university staff and administrators are busy preparing to welcome their students back to campus for the fall semester. How can campus professionals support students during the change and stress of college? We have a […]

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UniWellness Weekly #15: May 1, 2019

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Each week, we’ve shared with you a handful of recent news articles about student mental health. As students finish their finals and leave for summer break, so will UniWellness Weekly! Stay tuned for more news from UniWellness in the future. In the meantime, all of us at UniWellness wish you a restful summer vacation! Be […]

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UniWellness Weekly #14: April 24, 2019

Welcome to UniWellness Weekly! Each week, we will share a handful of recent news articles with you about student mental health. Feel free to share your feedback with us or send us an article or event to include in the next issue. Be sure to subscribe for the latest news in student mental health! Happy reading! […]

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How Does UniWellness Eliminate Silos in Student Mental Health Care?

Members of our team have personal experience with the silos in student mental health care. We know how frustrating it is for a student to reach out for help – only to be referred off-campus and told to find a provider that accepts their health insurance, is taking new patients, specializes in the symptom(s) or […]

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