College campuses across the country are struggling to keep up with a troubling spike in demand for mental health services.
Mental health issues on college campuses are on the rise -
they are dangerous and costly.
In the past decade, the number of college students who need mental health care has been on the rise. Whether it's anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, or an eating disorder - young people are dealing with a lot.
The statistics are alarming. Every year more than 1,000 college students in the United States take their own life. More than 60% of students think about committing suicide, and a quarter of students are diagnosed with depression. With COVID-19 compounding the challenges faced by school administrators, it is clear something has to be done regarding the issue of mental health.
In a survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) discovered that there is a strong connection between the number of college students that dropout of school and depression.
Mindy is here to help.
Mindy improves students' emotional wellbeing.
School administrators face many challenges when it comes to serving the needs of students requiring mental health care. Challenges include cost, location, availability and stigma. Mindy is a conversational chatbot that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Mindy delivers an efficient and more cost-effective alternative for treating depression and anxiety.
Mindy, evidenced based approached provides emotional support by having automated chat conversations with people, through text messaging or HIPAA and GDPR compliant instant messaging apps. These chat conversations simply start with "How are you?" and continue in a similar way as a coach or psychologist would. Mindy provides students with mental health coping skills foster emotional wellbeing and resilience, provide education and connect users with resources.
Easy to deploy
Deploying Mindy is easy. Students can access Mindy via the HIPAA secure app MindTrac which is available in Google Suite for Education, Android and iOS app stores or by simply texting the Mindy phone number. Mindy engages students in private and secure personalized sessions. Mindy learns the student's emotional patterns and engages accordingly. If a crisis is detected, Mindy alerts a crisis counselor who is on standby and able to take over the conversation in real time. Students can be connected to on-demand or schedule a session with a mental health professional from the HealthPort.