New England Law | Boston partners with mental health company

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New England Law | Boston announced a new partnership with Uwill, a teletherapy provider that focuses on students. The initiative will allow students at New England Law to access on-demand counseling with licensed professionals to assess their mental health.

“Educating the next generation of lawyers means providing not only top-notch academics, but also the wraparound support that will help students stay on track, graduate, and pursue successful careers,” said Lisa Freudenheim, Co-Acting Dean of New England Law. “At a time when the need for mental health support has never been more critical, this partnership will serve as New England Law's quick reaction force: enabling our students to get the help they need, when they need it.”

Abundant research shows that lawyers and law students experience higher amounts of stress than other industries, which has pushed many law schools around the country to find new ways of helping their student population cope. This new teletherapy program is New England Law’s way of doing their part.

“As students across the country continue to struggle with mental health issues, institutions are in search of solutions that can boost the capacity, diversity, and immediacy of their therapy and counseling programs,” said Michael London, Founder and CEO of Uwill. “Technology can help accelerate the process by providing students with the type of support that works best for them and matching them with licensed therapists who best fit their needs and preferences.”

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