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Uwill CEO Michael London & Darryl “DMC” McDaniels announced for featured session at SXSW EDU

Uwill CEO Michael London & Darryl “DMC” McDaniels announced for featured session at SXSW EDU

Today we are thrilled to share a first look at programming including initial Featured sessions as well as Future20, Meet Up, Podcast, Talk, and Workshop sessions — all selected from PanelPicker® for SXSW EDU, March 7-10, 2022.The community continues to be at the heart of the event with SXSW EDU selecting a majority of its programming through the crowd-sourced PanelPicker process. This year, PanelPicker saw hundreds of submissions which the public was invited to review and vote on.Dive into the lineup below and login to the official SXSW EDU...

AI-Enabled Tech Matches Massachusetts Students to Mental Health Counselors

AI-Enabled Tech Matches Massachusetts Students to Mental Health Counselors

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education is rolling out student wellness and mental health solution Uwill to provide counseling services at public colleges and universities across the state. Uwill's technology and network of counselors allow students to be matched with therapists based on their unique needs and preferences.Using artificial intelligence, Uwill takes into account a student's issue/treatment, gender, ethnicity, language, immediacy and availability, and immediately connects them with a licensed counselor — bypassing...

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Selects Uwill as Student Wellness and Mental Health Technology Solution

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Selects Uwill as Student Wellness and Mental Health Technology Solution

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts chose Uwill, the leading teletherapy solution focused on colleges and students, as a Statewide Contractor to provide counseling services to the 29 public colleges and universities throughout the Bay State. Massachusetts institutions now have access to Uwill’s proprietary technology and network of counselors that enable an immediate connection between students and licensed available therapists based on student wellness needs and personal preferences. Uwill and two counselor referral resources were selected.The...

It’s Personal: Hip-Hop Icon Gives Attention To College Students’ Mental Health

It’s Personal: Hip-Hop Icon Gives Attention To College Students’ Mental Health

I spent most of my early career working with college students, particularly women and first-generation students, as they navigated the complexities of adjusting to college life. That work enabled me to witness firsthand the myriad challenges that learners face as they enter a new stage of their education. It also showed me the importance of mentorship, counseling, and support for students. But in addition to being a higher education policy wonk, I’m also a child of the ‘80s—and a huge music fan. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited to...

Sacred Heart University and Uwill Collaborate to Offer Premier Teletherapy Solution to Graduate Students

Sacred Heart University and Uwill Collaborate to Offer Premier Teletherapy Solution to Graduate Students

Sacred Heart University today launched a new initiative designed to enable on-demand mental health access for its graduate student population, both on-campus and remote. Developed in partnership with Uwill, the leading teletherapy platform focused on college students, the program will provide more than 1,250 Sacred Heart graduate students with immediate, 24/7 ongoing access to a licensed counselor of their choice, based on their preferences — by video, phone, chat or message."Counseling and therapy can have a transformative impact on...

Uwill’s Asini Wijewardane Named BBJ 40 Under 40

Uwill’s Asini Wijewardane Named BBJ 40 Under 40

The Boston Business Journal has announced this year’s 40 Under 40, an award that celebrates the city’s best and brightest young professionals each year.The 2021 group ranges from a few in their mid-20s who’ve already made a mark in their industries to others who’ve spent more than a decade and a half building their professional resumes in industries ranging from law and health care to fashion and construction.Those being honored this year, representing the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors, were selected by the Boston Business...

New England Law | Boston Partners With Teletherapy Platform to Expand Access to Mental Health Support

New England Law | Boston Partners With Teletherapy Platform to Expand Access to Mental Health Support

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,...

Uwill CEO Michael London featured on The Ed Up Experience Podcast

Uwill CEO Michael London featured on The Ed Up Experience Podcast

Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Ellucian, we welcome Michael London, CEO, Uwill. This episode, with special guest cohost Danielle Shelton, host of Tips and Trick, which is part of our EdUp Experience Podcast Network, highlights the amazing efforts of Uwill to positively impact student mental health.  Uwill is changing the game in the area of teletherapy.  Not only does Michael and the team understand the student and their partner schools, but they've also built...

Is online campus counseling here to stay?

Is online campus counseling here to stay?

Before COVID-19 came to campus, mental health treatment was an in-person affair. Fewer than 8% of colleges offered telephone therapy in 2019, and only 3% offered video, a survey of campus counseling center directors worldwide showed. But when the coronavirus forced classes nationwide to go online in March 2020, it did the same to campus counseling.  At first, the shift was challenging. State licensing requirements made it difficult for colleges to treat out-of-state students, while some students lacked the privacy or technology to attend...

American Public University System Taps Uwill for On-Demand Mental Health Support

American Public University System Taps Uwill for On-Demand Mental Health Support

Uwill, the fast-growing teletherapy offering focused on students, today announced that it is partnering with American Public University System (APUS) on a new initiative designed to increase access to mental health services for APUS's adult learners globally. The program enables APUS students to have immediate, free access to licensed counselors by video, phone, chat, or message. "APUS is committed to helping students succeed no matter where they are in their educational journey," said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith. "We're joining forces...

Uwill Joins Uber, Morgan Stanley, Snapchat for First-Ever Mental Health Action Day

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,...

Students: You’re Doing Better Than You Think. And You Should Still Ask for Help

Students: You’re Doing Better Than You Think. And You Should Still Ask for Help

COVID-19 and the financial toll it has taken, and the suffering created by systemic racism and our growing awareness of it, has had a troubling impact on the mental health and wellness of college students. Inside Higher Ed’s recent Student Voice survey of college students (conducted by College Pulse and supported by Kaplan) found that one year into the pandemic, 65 percent of students rate their mental health as “fair” or “poor.” In addition, according to an April...

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...

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