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MSU and Uwill partner to bring teletherapy to Counseling and Psychiatric Services

April 28, 2022
<p>The Counseling and Psychiatric Services Center is pictured Oct. 9, 2018 on the third floor of Olin Health Center.</p>

The Counseling and Psychiatric Services Center is pictured Oct. 9, 2018 on the third floor of Olin Health Center.

Photo by Sylvia Jarrus | The State News

In an expansion to its on-campus mental health services, Michigan State University announced Wednesday a new partnership with Uwill, a teletherapy platform.

Uwill provides remote therapy services to college students across the country, on campuses such as the University of Maryland and Boston College.

The new services will act as an extension of MSU’s current Counseling and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS. New options provided include free video, phone and message sessions with licensed mental health professionals.

The pilot program for the MSU, Uwill collaboration is planned to launch on May 15.

In a press release, MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said the partnership fit into the university’s strategic plan.

“A key component of the university’s strategic plan is our objective to meet students’ mental and physical health needs,” Stanley said in the press release. “We are continuing to evaluate ways we can better support our students, and this partnership is the latest step toward bolstering our on- and off-campus offerings.”

While Uwill isn’t available yet, MSU students can contact CAPS for current mental health services by calling (517)-355-8270 or scheduling an appointment at caps.msu.edu.

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