WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Active Minds and TimelyMD have have joined forces publicize and promote resources that improve and support student mental health.
active minds is the nation’s first nonprofit organization supporting young adult mental health awareness and education. Timely® is the leading virtual health and wellness solution for college and university students.
Their complementary missions intersect in higher education, where the urgency has never been greater to open the conversation about mental health and create lasting change in the way mental health is discussed, cared for and valued. . In January, nine out of 10 students said there was a real mental health crisis on campus.
Building on years of collaboration and mutual support, Active Minds officially recognizes TimelyMD as a preferred provider of virtual health and wellness in higher education. The formalized alliance between Active Minds and TimelyMD includes:
- Grants for student organizations – To continue student-led advocacy and education efforts, TimelyMD will award grants to Active Minds chapters at 20 colleges and universities nationwide where both organizations already have a presence. Chapters will be announced soon.
- Student-focused outreach – Grants will support student ambassador programs on each campus that generate visibility and encourage use of mental health resources available on campus, including TimelyCare, TimelyMD’s 24/7 virtual care solution that is also simple and convenient than making a video or phone call.
- Amplification of messages – Better together, Active Minds and TimelyMD will cross-promote, amplify and collaborate on content, programming and alliance that shines a light on student mental health.
“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. What works for one person won’t always work for another. But what I’ve learned in my 20 years in the mental health field is that access to safe and reliable services is key to improving everyone’s mental health,” said Alison Malmon, Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds. “That’s why I’m so excited about our latest partnership with TimelyMD, which will provide students across the country with expanded access to their lifesaving services – opening the door to better mental health for all.”
“Struggling students are more likely to get help when their campus culture supports mental health issues. Since most students will talk to their friends before using virtual care or in-person counseling, peer-to-peer advocacy and encouragement has never been more important,” said Luke Hejl, CEO and co- founder of TimelyMD. “Together, Active Minds and TimelyMD are changing the conversation around mental health and empowering students to be well and thrive.”
About Active Minds
Active Minds is the nation’s leading non-profit organization promoting young adult mental health awareness and education. Active Minds is present in more than 1,000 campuses, schools, communities and workplaces nationwide, and is powered by a robust network of chapters, the nationally renowned Send Silence Packing.® exhibition, inspiring Active Minds speakers and our bespoke Active Minds @Work initiative. The organization is dedicated to ending the silence and changing the culture around mental health for all.
About Timely MD
TimelyMD is the leading virtual health and wellness solution for higher education. Its mission is to improve student well-being by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. TimelyMD’s virtual care platform, TimelyCare, includes a range of services including mental health counselling, on-demand emotional support, medical care, psychiatric care, health coaching, foundation, guidance for faculty and staff, and digital content such as yoga, meditation, and bereavement support. To visit opportune.md to learn how TimelyMD is inspiring the digital transformation of campus health and the future of student care.