Uwill Joins Uber, Morgan Stanley, Snapchat for First-Ever Mental Health Action Day
Uwill joins brands including Uber, Morgan Stanley and Snapchat for the inaugural Mental Health Action Day to drive the conversation from mental health awareness to mental health action. Convened by MTV Entertainment Group, Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement, aimed at motivating people to take action to get mental health support — whether for themselves, their loved ones or for everyone by advocating for systemic changes for mental health access and equity.
Over the past two decades, rates of mental illness have risen, particularly among young adults. The COVID pandemic has accelerated the already dire crisis, giving way to what many mental health professionals have called the “second pandemic.”
“A year into the pandemic, as mental health struggles have skyrocketed, we brought together partners to not only meet the moment but also drive a movement of action on a public health crisis that affects every one of us,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV Entertainment Group. “From storytelling to creating content, together we can shatter stigma and normalize the act of getting help for those who need it.”
“Our mission is to expand mental health access for students,” said Uwill CEO Michael London. “We are honored to participate in a campaign that focuses attention on mental health, increases the conversation to destigmatize mental illness, and removes barriers to allow people to access therapy.”
Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org
About Mental Health Action Day
Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement of brands, organizations, government agencies, and cultural leaders to drive culture from mental health awareness to mental health action. The first Mental Health Action Day will take place on May 20, 2021 with a mission to encourage and empower people to take their first actions on mental health — whether for themselves, for their loved ones or for their communities, because mental health is health. Learn more at MentalHealthIsHealth.us
Uwill has become the leading teletherapy solution for colleges, high schools and students around the country. Utilizing proprietary technology, Uwill offers students an immediate connection to a diverse network of licensed therapists in all 50 states and more than 20 countries and facilitates a secure counseling environment with video, phone, chat, and messaging options. Uwill provides the most cost-effective way to complement a school’s mental health offering and is a trusted partner of leading institutions including the University of New Hampshire, Fairfield University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Most recently, Uwill has become the exclusive education teletherapy partner for NASPA. For more information, visit Uwill.com.