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Uwill Featured in eCampus News: Teletherapy Expands Access to Student Mental Health Support

Uwill Featured in eCampus News: Teletherapy Expands Access to Student Mental Health Support

Survey data from the Spring 2019 National College Health Assessment by the American College Health Association indicated that in the previous year, three out of five students experienced overwhelming anxiety, and two out of five students were too depressed to function. Many struggled with these and other mental health concerns, including substance abuse. Student mental health has been a growing concern for higher-ed administrators in recent years… then the COVID pandemic took hold, bringing with it disruptions to all aspects of campus life,...

Carthage College Innovates by Launching Uwill to Expand Access to Mental Health Support

Carthage College Innovates by Launching Uwill to Expand Access to Mental Health Support

Carthage College announced an initiative to give students easier access to mental health services. Uwill is a new program providing teletherapy for students, enabling all Carthage students on-demand counseling with licensed professionals through chat, video, phone or text message. Seed money for the virtual therapy program came from the Ruud Family Foundation of Racine which inspired additional commitments from the Mary Frost Ashley Charitable Trust and several college trustees. Carthage parents William and Shanna Otto committed additional...

Uwill receives No. 3 seed in Bostinno’s TechMadness

Uwill receives No. 3 seed in Bostinno’s TechMadness

Cue the drumrolls and brass. We're down to the Tech Madness 2021 finals. Clocking in at well over 29,000 votes, BostInno readers, you've made your choices about the final two startups facing off in this year's bracket. And this year, we could be looking at an underdog victory. GelSight, a Series B-level startup that produces high resolution, non-destructive elastomeric 3D imaging, has narrowly beat competitor after competitor to make it to the very last round. The Waltham company won against its opponent in the semifinals, on-demand staffing...

NASPA Selects Campus Mental Health Pioneer as Exclusive Teletherapy Educational Partner

NASPA Selects Campus Mental Health Pioneer as Exclusive Teletherapy Educational Partner

Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution for colleges and students, offering an immediate match to a diverse network of licensed therapists in all 50 states and more than 20 countries, today announced that it has partnered with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as its exclusive teletherapy educational partner. The largest and most influential organization in the field of student affairs, NASPA serves more than 15,000 student affairs professionals at more than one thousand colleges and universities worldwide. "Student...

Bay Path University Earns National Recognition for Virtual Student Support Services

Bay Path University Earns National Recognition for Virtual Student Support Services

Bay Path University is excited to announce that it was selected as a winner of the Virtual Innovation Awards: Excellence in Delivering Virtual Student Services hosted by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Bay Path is among ten schools recognized across the nation for exemplary virtual student support services, and one of only three schools to receive the top award of $50,000. The award highlights the effectiveness of the work being done to support both Bay Path’s traditional undergraduates and adult students enrolled...

Boston College and Run-DMC Founder join Uwill CEO for live session on student mental health

Boston College and Run-DMC Founder join Uwill CEO for live session on student mental health

Darryl McDaniels, a founder of the pioneering hip-hop group Run-DMC and sought-after speaker on mental health, will join higher education leaders for a candid conversation about the challenges facing college students at NASPA's annual Strategies conference on January 14th, 2021. Best known for his work with Run-DMC, McDaniels has himself grappled with mental health issues and is the author of the bestselling book 10 Ways Not to Commit Suicide. A champion of innovative strategies to address mental health challenges for people of all ages, he...

Pioneering EdTech Entrepreneur to Discuss Industry Trends at Boston Investor Convening

Pioneering EdTech Entrepreneur to Discuss Industry Trends at Boston Investor Convening

Michael London, a serial Boston-based entrepreneur and founder of some of North America's fastest-growing education technology companies, will discuss challenges and trends in the industry during a breakfast conversation hosted by ACG Boston on January 14th, 2021. Mr. London is the founding CEO of Uwill, a fast-growing mental health platform and global counseling network for students, which recently raised $3.25 million in funding led by hip-hop legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. He is a recognized thought leader and pioneer within education...

College Students Can Now Access Mental Health Counseling Through Popular Peer Support Platform

College Students Can Now Access Mental Health Counseling Through Popular Peer Support Platform

College students can more easily access on-demand counseling, thanks to a new partnership launching today between the pioneering mental health platform, Unmasked, and the fast-growing social impact venture, Uwill. Beginning with a pilot program at Dartmouth College, the partnership will enable students who use Unmasked to access Uwill's licensed counselors, with whom they can communicate via video, chat, message, or phone. "When we created Unmasked, we never could have anticipated the challenges that have defined the college experience over...

Unbundling Harvard: How The Traditional University Is Being Disrupted

Unbundling Harvard: How The Traditional University Is Being Disrupted

From alumni networking to grad school research to undergraduate admissions, here’s how Harvard University is being unbundled. Harvard University — and the elite college experience — is being disrupted across many of its core functions and revenue streams. In 2019, Harvard’s annual revenue hit $5.5B. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the financial outlook for the Ivy League giant — the school reported a $10M budget deficit in the 2020 fiscal year, despite a nearly $42B endowment. As the pandemic has forced traditional in-person colleges...

Extending the Reach of Mental Health Therapy

Extending the Reach of Mental Health Therapy

As the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the ongoing and exacerbated mental health challenges that students face, it has also opened the door to virtual counseling companies at colleges wanting to meet a serious and growing need to provide services to increasingly anxious and stressed-out students. Telehealth applications and web platforms marketed specifically to colleges as a way to provide students teletherapy or tele-mental health services have gained renewed attention as campus counseling centers get increased requests for mental...

Bay Path University to Expand Access to Mental Health Counseling

Bay Path University to Expand Access to Mental Health Counseling

Students at Bay Path University will have a new resource for mental health counseling this fall, thanks to a partnership announced today with social impact startup Uwill. The initiative, designed to expand access to mental health services, will enable students to communicate with licensed counselors via video, chat, or message. "Caring for the whole student is of critical importance to Bay Path, and we're pleased to offer expanded mental health care and options to all of our students, regardless of their physical proximity to campus or...

Fairfield turns to Uwill to Offer telehealth for grad students

Fairfield turns to Uwill to Offer telehealth for grad students

Recognizing the challenges facing student populations, colleges and universities are working on providing swifter and more accessible vehicles for those who seek mental health care. Many of those pitches and strategies have been aimed at undergraduates, especially first-year and second-year students who have experienced big changes in their lives and to their campuses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They aren’t alone. Graduate students are facing enormous challenges as well. Fallout from housing and financial problems and others are...

Uwill Raises $3.25M to Provide On-Demand Therapy to Students

Uwill Raises $3.25M to Provide On-Demand Therapy to Students

The United States is one of the most anxious countries in the world, especially its college students. The global pandemic certainly isn’t helping either, with a whopping 80 percent of students reporting that their mental health is worsening as a result of COVID-19. Here to help is Uwill, a teletherapy startup out of Boston created specifically for college students. The platform launched last week with the help of a $3.25 million seed round led by Darryl McDaniels, a founding member of the hip hop group Run-DMC who says he hopes to help remove...

Hip-Hop Legend, Higher Ed Executives Back Mental Health Startup for College Students

Hip-Hop Legend, Higher Ed Executives Back Mental Health Startup for College Students

Uwill, a startup that enables college students to connect on-demand with mental health professionals, today announced a $3.25 million seed round led by Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC. Founded by veteran edtech entrepreneur and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Michael London, Uwill's seed investors include a who's-who of industry giants, including Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer and Princeton Review founder John Katzman. "The COVID-19 crisis, and impacts of systemic racism, are taking a toll on students," said McDaniels, who has himself grappled...

Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels walks into healthtech investing

Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels walks into healthtech investing

In the summer of 1993, hip-hop group Run-DMC was enjoying a comeback after fading from the limelight. The group had released the album "Down with the King," which topped Billboard's rap and hip-hop chart and revived Run-DMC to their central place in the rap scene. "We back on the road. We back on MTV. We touring now. Life is grand. Life is great," recounted Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC. But even with his career at a high point, McDaniels struggled to cope with mental health challenges. "Right when this album and video and song drop,...

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