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INSIDE HIGHER ED, BOSTON, MA., OCTOBER 1, 2020
Extending the Reach of Mental Health Therapy
College counseling centers are increasingly relying on platforms that provide virtual therapy services to continue helping students cope with mental health issues during the pandemic and beyond.
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.
CISION PR NEWSWIRE, BOSTON, MA., SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Bay Path University to Expand Access to Mental Health Counseling
Uwill provides on-demand access to mental health support as COVID-19 continues to exacerbate the mental health crisis among college students
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.
UNIVERSITY BUSINESS, BOSTON, MA., AUGUST 31, 2020
Fairfield turns to Uwill to Offer telehealth for grad students
The university is providing an extra layer of support and mental health care help through the partnership
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.
BUILTIN BOSTON, BOSTON, MA., JULY 21, 2020
Uwill Raises $3.25M to Provide On-Demand Therapy to Students
Here to help is Uwill, a teletherapy startup out of Boston created specifically for college students.
BOSTON, MA., JULY 16, 2020
Hip-Hop Legend, Higher Ed Executives Back Mental Health Startup for College Students
Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, Princeton Review founder join Uwill’s $3.25 million seed round
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.
BOSTON, MA., JULY 16, 2020
Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels walks into healthtech investing
Darryl McDaniels, has now added mental health tech investing to his resume.
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, I woke up the very next day wanting to kill myself.”