Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students now have free access to Togetherall
September 15 2021
TAMU-CC students are now able to benefit from receiving and providing support through our peer-to-peer anonymous mental health support community.
The university is partnering with Togetherall as an extension of its existing relationship with ProtoCall Services, which provides after-hours counseling center coverage.
Recognizing the growing diversity of groups that define its campus community, as well as the fluidity of mental wellness goals and needs of its students, TAMU-CC’s Counseling Center’s mission is fueled by a dedication to continually staying on top of those changing needs and finding innovative solutions to meet them.
One such critical instance of this occurred during the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the university to find options beyond in-person groups and workshops that also offered timely and flexible access to wellness and mental health resources. Togetherall’s ability to help address increased student mental health concerns fueled by isolation and uncertainty about the future, coupled with the platform’s success in reaching diverse groups of students, made it highly appealing to TAMU-CC.
“At Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, we strive to provide wellness and mental health resources that are personalized and relevant for students and the groups with which they identify,” said Dr. Theresa Sharpe, TAMU-CC Counseling Center Director and Licensed Psychologist.“We may be called the Island University, but we strive to ensure that at no point and in no aspect of their life does a student feel deserted or alone with their problems.
“Togetherall fits right into this mission by creating a community of peers who can connect with each other on a deep level about their shared experiences. There’s no stigma to reaching out for support—which can be a huge barrier to seeking help—because students interact anonymously with other users.”
Dr. Theresa Sharpe, TAMU-CC Counseling Center Director and Licensed Psychologist.
“It goes without saying that the student mental health crisis will remain a priority concern in higher education for the foreseeable future,” said Matthew McEvoy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Togetherall in North America. “Intensifying the challenge is the need for institutions to reach pockets of the student body that are historically less inclined to make an in-person or telehealth counseling center appointment. We’re finding that Togetherall attracts more of these students—more students of color, gender-nonconforming students and students above the age of 25. We commend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for opening the door for their students to seek, give and receive mental health support through a community where everyone is welcome and no one is judged.”
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