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Utah Valley University has expanded its well-being and mental healthcare services to students by partnering with TimelyCare, a free 24/7 virtual comprehensive mental healthcare program designed to support student health.
College life can be a transformative experience, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. The pressures of academic performance, social interactions, and the transition to adulthood can sometimes become overwhelming, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. UVU understands that addressing these issues is crucial for students’ overall well-being and success.
With the introduction of TimelyCare, UVU aims to break down barriers and ensure that mental healthcare is readily available to all students. Through using TimelyCare on their phones or other devices, UVU students can now select from a wide-ranging menu of virtual care options from licensed counselors in all 50 states at no cost and without the hassle of traditional insurance, including the following:
- On-demand mental health and emotional support (TalkNow)
- Appointment-based mental health counseling
- Health coaching
- Digital self-care content
- Peer support community
“UVU is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where students can thrive both academically and personally,” said Alexis Palmer, dean of Students and associate vice president of Student Development and Well-Being. “By offering TimelyCare, we are taking a proactive approach to prioritize the mental health needs of our students and provide them with the necessary resources to succeed.”
UVU’s commitment to mental health extends beyond the virtual realm. The university has also implemented various campus-wide initiatives to promote mental well-being, such as awareness campaigns, stress-reduction workshops, and mental health screenings. By fostering a culture of open dialogue and support, UVU aims to create an environment where students feel comfortable seeking help and accessing the resources they need.
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