I wrote a story last week focusing in on Northeastern’s campus mental health care options and how a startup from Rhode Island can help out. It was recently published in The Huntington News – an independent student-run campus newspaper.
I found sources through Mallory Gothelf over at Zencare and by asking my class’s Facebook group for people who have experience or stories about dealing with University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). The consensus is that – at least in terms of crisis counseling – UHCS serves too many people for the resources it has access to and that booking an appointment requires the patient to wait too long. The focus of the story is that Zencare can help. The people at Zencare were also consistently available and friendly, which made the story super-convenient to write.
If you or anyone you know is ever thinking about seeking help from a therapist, counselor or clinician, I would highly recommend giving Zencare a look. Their website is located here, though they only serve the Providence and Boston area currently.
My story can be found here.
Photographs courtesy of Yuri Tomikawa, founder of Zencare.