LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's
leading providers of mental health services for college students
has announced that it is partnering with another leader in the
space to offer evidence-based, mental health therapy and wellbeing
solutions to students.
Christie Campus Health has added internet-based cognitive
behavioral therapy (ICBT) from SilverCloud Health, a leading
digital mental health platform, to its CONNECT@College platform,
which now makes it the nation's most broad-based platform of live
and web-based services available to colleges and universities to
help them deliver mental health support to students, according to
Kate Begley, Christie Campus
"We chose SilverCloud Health as a partner because of their
extensive research and leading outcomes demonstrating long lasting,
clinically significant improvements in mental health," said Begley.
"SilverCloud Health's student-specific content was critical in
choosing a partner and really sets them apart from other programs
in the marketplace."
SilverCloud Health offers a digital, on-demand mental health and
well-being platform that is secure, anonymous, and interactive, and
helps students manage feelings and causes of depression, anxiety or
stress with expert coaches or self-guided programs. It consists of
seven interactive modules that include mindfulness exercises,
interactive journaling, and mood or lifestyle charting, providing
colleges and universities an efficient way to offer their students
timely, on-demand, and clinically appropriate care.
"Student demand for mental health and wellbeing support has
grown dramatically, especially in this COVID environment. Students
are experiencing significantly more rates of depression, stress,
anxiety, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts than ever before,"
Begley said. "SilverCloud Health expands our already wide continuum
of services to students at a time when college counseling centers
are struggling to keep up with demand," Begley said.
Even though Christie Campus Health offers 24/7, live access to
counselors, many students may not need, want, or have time for
regular counseling with a licensed clinician. For these students,
SilverCloud Health's internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy
can be an effective alternative or supplement.
"As a result of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic,
colleges and universities need to break down traditional barriers
of access to mental health resources and provide convenient and
empowering solutions for their students," said Ken Cahill, CEO of SilverCloud Health. "By
joining forces with Christie Campus Health, unmatched and trusted
behavioral health support will be available to students when and
where they need it most."
The SilverCloud Health program offers students access to several
personalized mental health and wellbeing programs and tools to
address stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol use, sleep, self-care,
and more. It offers 24/7 access available from desktop, laptop,
tablet, or phone and includes interactive tools such as a personal
journal, mood monitor, quizzes, and breathing and meditation
exercises. While the program is self-guided, students also have the
option to be supported by a SilverCloud Health coach, an important
distinction, according to Christie's Chief Clinical Officer
Kaitlin Gallo, Ph.D.
"Research has demonstrated that guided ICBT programs are
associated with higher rates of session completion as compared to
unguided ones. SilverCloud Health is effective, with 85% of users
seeing improvement. Those improvements last even after finishing
the program. Three months after completing the program, 60% of
those who met diagnostic criteria for depression before using
SilverCloud Health, 50% who had anxiety, and 46% who had both
clinical depression and anxiety before using the program no longer
met diagnostic criteria for those conditions," Gallo said.
Christie Campus Health now serves almost 500,000 students across
the country at over 100 college and university campuses. It has
experienced rapid growth in the last year not only because of
COVID-driven increases in demand and a national clinical labor
shortage but also because it amalgamates "best-of-class" mental
health products and services into one platform, helps school
counseling centers install those products and services on campuses,
provides training and ongoing support to counseling staff, and
helps schools drive student awareness of the services available to
them through customized campus marketing campaigns.
Christie Campus Health helps colleges and universities deliver
best-in-class products and services at no cost to students.
In addition to SilverCloud Health, the Christie platform
gives students access to Headspace, a leading meditation and
mindfulness app that helps students build coping and resiliency
skills; the Wellness Hub, an online portal and app that offers
educational content, online tools and self-assessments; a 24/7
clinician-staffed support line dedicated to providing in-the-moment
support and connecting students to the resources they may need
through a network of over 50,000 mental health service providers
nationwide; support for students studying abroad; professional
Navigators who can help students address barriers to treatment; and
psychiatric prescribing resources at clinics nationwide.
About Christie Campus Health
Based in Lexington,
Massachusetts, the management of Christie Campus Health has
decades of experience in college student health and is solely
focused on partnering with colleges and universities to deliver
efficient, high-quality mental health services to students. In
response to the campus mental health crisis, Christie Campus
Health's team of experts in public health, clinical psychology,
student health insurance and higher education policy came together
to create a solution that would help colleges and universities
improve the way they support student mental health. They developed
CONNECT@College, a comprehensive solution that expands counseling
center capacity and helps colleges reach and support students in
need. Christie Campus Health's non-profit affiliate, the Mary
Christie Institute, is a thought leadership organization dedicated
to improving the emotional wellbeing of college students.
About SilverCloud Health
SilverCloud Health is the world's leading digital mental health
company, enabling providers, health plans and employers to deliver
clinically validated digital health/therapeutic care that improves
outcomes, increases access and scale while reducing costs. The
company's multi-award-winning digital mental health platform is a
result of over 18 years of clinical research with leading academic
institutions. Today, SilverCloud is being used by over 500
organizations globally to meet their populations' mental health
needs. Global experts have deeply validated the platform through
full randomized control trials and real-world data from over half a
million SilverCloud users. The platform continues to lead the
industry with its effectiveness, engagement and range of clinical
programs that encompasses the spectrum of mental health needs.
Learn more at www.silvercloudhealth.com.
SilverCloud Health was recently acquired
by Amwell® (NYSE: AMWL), a leading global
telehealth platform that connects and enables providers, insurers,
patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more
affordable, higher quality care. The acquisition provides
SilverCloud with an opportunity to expand its delivery of proven
behavioral healthcare capabilities to further advance the
reach and impact of care teams around the globe. To learn
more visit: https://business.amwell.com.
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