A nationwide survey found that 71% of college students are experiencing mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, and/or depression, and 80% students say there is a mental health crisis on campus. This nationwide crisis impacts every state, including Illinois, where nearly 1 out of every 5 adults are experiencing a mental illness. As student mental health resources continue to be a high priority for higher education, Illinois institutions can now access funds to bolster campus support.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act (MHEACA) and the funding available for all Illinois public colleges and universities in the Fiscal Year 2023 supplement budget to utilize for mental health resources. We’ll explore the state of student mental health in Illinois, share what you need to know about MHEACA, and detail how to leverage new funding available to meet the Act’s requirement of “improving capacity to provide mental health treatment and peer support on campus” with a virtual health and well-being solution. Institutions across the state are already leveraging virtual health and well-being, such as the TimelyCare Platform, to provide care for students. You’ll hear about the challenges these schools faced and how virtual health care meets students’ needs by extending campus resources.