We’re thrilled to announce that Students Rising Above has partnered with Talkspace to provide personal and professional online messaging therapy to SRA students (including Rising Stars and SOAR students), SRA alumni (classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021), and all SRA staff.
Now, with Talkspace, SRA students, alumni, and staff have the ability to regularly send text, audio, and video messages directly to a dedicated licensed therapist anytime, anywhere. Additionally, Talkspace is 100% confidential and secure, ensuring privacy for all users.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older – about 1 in 4 adults – suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year.
Every day, SRA works to increase college persistence and equitable workforce participation by providing tools, resources, training, and robust financial and socioemotional support, because we know that every student can and will achieve greatness when holistically supported to fully develop their identity, as well as their socioemotional and physical well-being.
For over two decades, SRA’s programs and services have been continuously expanded and enhanced to meet the evolving needs of our student community, offering: college access and success advising, healthcare navigation, socioemotional support, financial capability training, career guidance and readiness, and professional development and mentorship.
Ensuring that the SRA student and alumni community have access to critical mental health services and resources is imperative in ensuring they continue on their college to career journey.
Talkspace is a digital mental health service that connects members to thousands of dedicated providers from a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. With Talkspace therapy, users can send professional therapists text, voice, or video messages —anytime, anywhere and have the option to use up to two 30-minute live video sessions with a Talkspace therapist each month.