At the present time in the US: up to 50% of students suffer from depression and anxiety. – This is double the rate that adults face. [And] only 1/3 of those students get the treatment they need.
The knock-on effect to this dilemma means that suicides are commonplace. In fact: 6% of students consider suicide in any year; 20% of students considered suicide sometime during college; 86% who died by suicide never sought treatment from school counseling. So things need to change, and there needs to be drastic overhaul to the system.
UniWellness, the well known telemental health platform which is designed to support student well-being, is making further strides to empower college and high school students, so that they can enjoy easy access to excellent mental health care – without the stigma of being seen going to a school or college counselling room by fellow pupils – who may make fun of them, and get the gossip wheel turning. This initiative will enable students to use secure mobile applications and video tech in order to have real-time conversations with their counselors, from where ever they happen to be, and at times when they really need to talk about any issues that are troubling them. – This can make all the difference psychologically; put the students in a better frame of mind, and mean that the latter will not be left fretting and holding on for a long time to get an in-person appointment. – A time delay that could potentially make their troubles and the way they are dealing with them, far worse.
The Crucial Need For a Real-Time Mental Health Video & Audio Platform
The UniWellness Founder & CEO, Arin Sime, remarked that: “Our team realized there are many gaps in mental health care access for high school and college youth, and we are passionate about addressing those needs”. To that end, the innovative action that has been taken, enables even more students to get the access they need via the UniWellness app.
A UniWellness mental health advocate, Ginger Germani, said that: “Students face some of the most exciting and daunting challenges of their young lives. If a high school student is being treated for depression and anxiety, it’s important that they be able to continue that relationship when they go away to college” . As a result of this need, the company offers an excellent answer: this is to help colleges guarantee that the individuals who graduate there, can easily transition, and receive the on-campus counselling they require, in addition to still being able to continue experiencing the personal advice and guidance they were used to at high school.
In summary, as so many educational and private counseling centers are not able to keep up with the exploding requests for student mental health services simply because they do not have the necessary funding, resources, or staff, this UniWellness initiative is the perfect solution.
Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who’s published 4 books. Her interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.