University of South Dakota Offering 24/7 Mental Health Support to Students through Partnership with Christie Campus Health

October 31, 2023

University of South Dakota Offering 24/7 Mental Health Support to Students through Partnership with Christie Campus Health

Christie Campus Health announces that it has partnered with the University of South Dakota, the state’s flagship university, to offer its students access to a 24/7 Clinical Support Line. The platform will be available to the university’s 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

“At USD, we are committed to fostering a supportive environment for our students that places their mental health as a top priority,” said Debra Robertson, Director of the USD’s Student Counseling Center. “Partnering with Christie Campus Health to provide our students with this resource is an important step in our ongoing efforts to prioritize the mental health and well-being of our students.”  

“We are proud to partner with the University of South Dakota to provide its students with a 24/7 mental health support line,” says Christie Campus Health Chief Clinical Officer Kaitlin Gallo, Ph.D. “Our platform offers students instant access to mental health support, whether they are on or off campus. This allows them to address a wide range of concerns from practicing coping skills to de-escalating a specific situation, or providing resources in the case of a mental health emergency.”

The 24/7 Clinical Support Line is staffed exclusively by licensed mental health counselors and offers students unlimited and immediate access to in-the-moment support, regardless of time of day or physical location of the student. Students are also connected to next steps, if required, to ensure they receive the mental health support they need. The Clinical Support Line is customized to the needs of each client and may be available 24/7 or on a customized schedule (e.g., nights and weekends) depending upon the preference of the institution and availability of campus-based support.

As the number of college students seeking mental health services continues to rise, the demand is outpacing the capacity at many counseling centers. Christie Campus Health’s program is tailored to support students as well as campus healthcare professionals by expanding and complementing on-campus mental health services. The program is managed by a highly experienced service team that partners with school counseling centers and other student services to maintain a seamless experience for students that ensures consistent communication, education, and tracking.

Christie currently offers our comprehensive mental health platform to over 100 colleges and universities, supporting over 750,000 students nationally and internationally. 

About Christie Campus Health

Christie Campus Health is dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of college students by helping colleges and universities expand the way they reach and support students. Christie’s services include a 24/7 Clinical Support Line, face-to-face and virtual counseling visits, psychiatric prescribing, clinically validated self-care resources, and student care Navigators.            

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