Lindenwood partners up with UWill, mental health support services


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Lindenwood University announces its partnership with UWill to provide more mental health and wellness support services for students.

Sofiya Melnychuk, Editor-in-Chief

A private mental health support company started its partnership with Lindenwood, providing students with wellness support.

The university’s partnership with UWill Student Mental Health and Wellness was announced on Wednesday, March 22.

“UWill maintains a 24/7 hotline for students experiencing a mental health crisis…UWill provide free services that include wellness events like meditation, yoga, nutrition services, and more,” the university said in an email to students.

UWill, a student mental health provider, was established in 2020 and is based in Massachusetts. The company’s mission is to expand mental health access to students by providing services within a secure environment, as stated on the company’s website.

A press release published on Friday, March 15, stated that UWill offers the solution of immediate appointment with a licensed counselor, wellness events, and more. The student-therapist matching process is based on student preferences, providing support and real-time data.

According to the press release, recent survey data from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators showed a decline in student mental health. The release stated that “43% of student affairs and counseling leadership felt that the increased severity of mental health challenges was the main issue facing colleges today.”

For those interested in exploring different support options through UWill, click here.

Besides UWill, Lindenwood provides support and counseling appointments through the Student Counseling and Resource Center. Students should call (636) 949-4541 to schedule an appointment.

Students in need of the crisis connection service should call (833) 646-1526.