Active Minds and TimelyMD have joined forces to drive awareness of and promote resources that improve and support college students’ mental health.
Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. TimelyMD is the leading virtual health and well-being solution for college and university students.
How will the partnership work?
Building upon years of collaboration and mutual support, Active Minds officially recognizes TimelyMD as a preferred provider for virtual health and well-being in higher education. The formalized alliance between Active Minds and TimelyMD includes:
- Grants for student organizations – To further student-led advocacy and education efforts, TimelyMD will award grants to Active Minds chapters at 20 colleges and universities nationwide where both organizations already have a presence. Chapters will be announced soon.
- Student-driven awareness – The grants will support student ambassador programs at each campus that generate visibility for and encourage the use of available campus mental health resources, including TimelyCare, TimelyMD’s 24/7 virtual care solution that is as easy and convenient as making a video or phone call.
- Message amplification – Better together, Active Minds and TimelyMD will cross-promote, amplify and collaborate on content, programming and allyship that shines a spotlight on student mental health.
On the record
“There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health. What works for one person will not always work for another. But, what I’ve learned over my 20 years in the mental health field is that having access to secure, trusted services is key to improving mental health for everyone,” said Alison Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds. “That’s why I’m so excited about our latest partnership with TimelyMD, which will give students across the country expanded access to their life-saving services – opening the door to better mental health for all.”
“Struggling college students are more likely to get help when their campus culture supports mental health issues. Given that most students will talk to their friends before using virtual care or in-person counseling, peer-to-peer advocacy and encouragement have never been more important,” said Luke Hejl, TimelyMD CEO and co-founder. “Together, Active Minds and TimelyMD are changing the conversation around mental health and empowering students to be well and thrive.”
The complementary missions of the two organizations intersect in higher education, where the urgency has never been greater to open up the conversation about mental health and create lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued. In January, nine out of 10 college students said there is a full-blown campus mental health crisis.