Texas A&M University collaborates with third-party app My SSP to help students better understand and engage with mental health.
College Station, TX — Texas A&M University is encouraging students and staff to take advantage of the My Student Support Program, now in its second year in Aggieland.
“This was a really big initiative because it makes mental health support accessible to all Aggie students,” said Christie De La Garza, Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at TAMU. “If you download this free app because A&M has already paid for it, you can access his free, confidential mental health counseling.”
My SSP makes mental health resources available to all students and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It’s free, confidential, and offers mental health and well-being support through a mobile app or My SSP website.
“Anxiety has always been the most highly rated worry, depression and relationship problem,” de la Garza said. .”
According to De La Garza, Texas A&M Counseling & Psychological Services sees 10,000 to 11,000 students annually, but just over 3,000 students download the My SPP app and enroll in their first year. increase.
“All staff members care about the students as a whole, students who may be struggling, students who may need resources, whatever it is,” says De La Garza. “Our staff is waiting to figure out what kind of support students need.”
Thanks to the app’s chat functionality and phone service, students can request support anytime, anywhere. This means Aggie, who is studying abroad, can also get help if she needs it.