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USC students now have access to UWill, a virtual program that will provide quick access to mental health professionals, officials announced Nov. 3. 

“This is a good option for you if you would like to connect with a mental health professional within a very quick turnaround time,” the USC Student Health Counseling and Mental Health Services Team wrote in an email statement about the service. “Typically, after eligibility is confirmed, you can sign in and choose an appointment that takes place within 24-48 hours.” 

The UWill service launched Oct. 17 to ensure that students get the help they need during “high tide season” — a time of year when therapy appointments are more difficult to get, said Broderick Leaks, director of counseling and mental health at USC Student Health. 

“It really helps us when we get into the middle of the semester — where we start reaching our saturation point — to be able to partner with a company like UWill that can increase access and provide immediate care to our students who are seeking out services,” Leaks said.

Danielle Gautt, the assistant director for outreach and prevention services at Student Health, said that UWill could be useful for students who are curious about therapy, feel more comfortable receiving help from professionals outside of USC or who may not otherwise have access to immediate care.

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