Tips from the UniWellness Team
I recently sat down to share my perspective and mental health tips for college students. Check out what I had to say! What to Do When Your College’s Counseling Center is Booked What to Know Before Going to Your First Counseling Appointment 5 Tips for Prioritizing Your Wellness in College Tips to Manage Your Stress […]
Tips from UniWellness Counselor Theresa Murphy, LPC
We recently sat down with UniWellness counselor Theresa Murphy, LPC, to hear her mental health tips for college students. Check out what she had to say! How College Students Can Support a Friend Who Is Struggling How Counseling Can Benefit College Students Tips for Self-Care in College Ways for Students to Practice Stress Management in […]
NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: Ginger’s Story
This week, NBC29 Charlottesville broadcast a special report series on suicide. Each night, they featured a story about how suicide has impacted five residents in the Charlottesville area. In Ginger’s episode, she shared her son Austin’s struggles with depression, anxiety, ADD, and suicidal thoughts. Sadly, Austin died by suicide in April 2017. We know that […]
Thanks for a Great Semester!
As students finish their exams and head home for the holidays, the UniWellness team is reflecting on the Fall 2019 semester. This was the first semester we began working directly with students. We saw that students were struggling to access necessary mental health care on their college campuses, and we knew that technology can make […]
Need Support? Get Your First Session Free On Us!
You’re in the home stretch! With Thanksgiving behind us, you only have a week or two of classes left before final exams. We know that you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and in need of support. We’re here to help. With UniWellness, you can get your first counseling session free! There’s nothing holding you back […]
Reflecting On and Talking to Your Family about Mental Health
As you finish your November assignments and prepare to head home for Thanksgiving, now is the perfect time to reflect on your mental health and, if necessary, talk to your family about it. How is your mental health? What do you need? It’s understandable to feel tired, burnt out, and in need of a break, […]
How UniWellness Differs from Other Telemental Health Platforms
Telemental health platforms are breaking barriers and closing gaps in mental health care access. In 2019, all you need to connect with a mental health professional is a camera, a microphone, and an internet-connected device. Most devices come with a camera and microphone already built in! We know we aren’t the only telemental health platform […]
UniWellness is on Youtube!
UniWellness is now on Youtube! The UniWellness team has been busy filming over the past few weeks! We’re creating video content to (1) give you a better idea of what we’re doing with UniWellness and why and (2) share our tips on maintaining your wellness in college. Stay tuned for more videos on things like […]
Mental Health Care Online
The demand for student mental health care is increasing, but not all college students can access the care they need. Learn how UniWellness is changing this.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]