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Online students are asking for more mental health support

June 7, 2024

An overwhelming majority (82.58 percent) of faculty, staff, and administrators working with online students have seen an increase in demand for mental health support over the past academic year, according to a global survey of higher education professionals released by the Online Learning Consortium and teletherapy provider Uwill.

These findings underscore the critical importance of expanding online mental health support in an era where more than half of all U.S. college students are enrolled in online courses.

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