Beginning October 10, all students at all Washington State University campuses will have access to ProtoCall+a powerful set of mobile-based mental health resources.
ProtoCall+ gives students easy access to mental health professionals, self-help tools and other forms of mental health support. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is free for all students.
The new services will complement existing student mental health resources on WSU campuses and help WSU address the growing need for mental health support among students while increasing their self-sufficiency and resilience, the Vice Chancellor said. for Student Affairs Ellen Taylor.
“It’s very important that we provide students with access to mental health services across our university system, and I’m excited that we’re moving in that direction,” Taylor said. “These services are designed to support students and move them upstream so they can build their skills, resilience and self-sufficiency in navigating life’s inevitable bumps.”
Mental health support
ProtoCall+ provides resources and support for students who are proactively seeking ways to maintain or manage their mental health. It consists of four applications that can be used individually or together, depending on a student’s needs:
WellTrack: An online self-directed therapy experience for the management of depression and anxiety. Students can explore relaxation exercises, simulations to address specific concerns, meditation tools, and more. A companion app, MoodCheck, allows students to monitor their mood throughout the day and connect with what affects it.
24/7 campus support numbers: Round-the-clock access to trained mental health professionals who can provide emotional support, conduct assessments and determine what is needed for immediate intervention and stabilization – all within a supervised and safe environment.
*Istudent poses an immediate threat to himself or others, you must call 911.
together: It helps students explore their mental health in a safe and supportive environment. This anonymous peer community gives students a safe space to share their feelings, offers support and is clinically managed by mental health professionals. It also offers self-assessments, courses and tools for creative expression.
Shrinkage Space: Connects students to off-campus mental health providers who can meet their specific needs. Students can search for providers based on specialties, therapist identities, insurance/costs, and more.
All services are confidential and can be accessed on any mobile device.
Spread the word
In honor of World Mental Health Day, all faculty and staff in the USU system are encouraged to prioritize sharing these important services with students. There they are assets available online that make it easy to include information about ProtoCall+ in presentations, training, programs, social media posts and other spaces.
Faculty and staff in need of mental health support are encouraged to use Employee Assistance Program to find counseling and other services.
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