NJ Governor Launches 24/7 Free Mental Health Services for College Students
Looking for mental health resources but your insurance doesn’t cover it? Well, you might just be in luck!
Recently Governor Murphy announced a program that would provide New Jersey college students with free, 24/7 mental health aid. An article detailing this announcement will be made available on this article.
Who did they partner with?
Uwill: A community of licensed therapists that can be reached immediately based on a student’s needs and preferences. They provide video, phone, chat, and message options for communication and are at no cost to students regardless of whether they have referrals or insurance.
This company typically partners with colleges to provide resources for their campuses and now, they partnered with Governor Murphy’s administration to aid students across New Jersey’s higher education institutions.
What is funding this?
The state collected $10 million from coronavirus relief funds and an additional $16 million that was already set aside to provide mental health care for college students.
Who is eligible?
Right now, there are 96% of schools that are participating in this program:
- Atlantic Cape Community College
- Bergen County Community College
- Bloomfield College
- Brookdale Community College
- Caldwell University
- Camden County College
- Centenary University
- County College of Morris
- Drew University
- Essex County College
- Farleigh Dickinson University
- Felician University
- Georgian Court University
- Hudson County Community College
- Kean University
- Mercer County Community College
- Middlesex College
- Monmouth University
- Montclair State University
- New Jersey City University
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Ocean County College
- Passaic County Community College
- Princeton University
- Ramapo College
- Raritan Valley Community College
- Rider University
- Rowan College at Burlington County
- Rowan College of South Jersey
- Rowan University
- Rutgers University (Camden, Newark, New Brunswick)
- Saint Elizabeth University
- Saint Peter’s University
- Salem County Community College
- Seton Hall University
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- Stockton University
- Sussex County Community College
- The College of New Jersey
- Union College of Union County, New Jersey
- Warren County Community College
- William Paterson University of New Jersey