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GSU Counseling Center Implements Virtual, Anonymous Therapy Platform

Georgia State University is now using a therapy platform called Togetherall to help students cope with the difficulties of college life.
Georgia State University is now using a therapy platform called Togetherall to help students cope with the difficulties of college life.
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Dr. Mikyta Daughtery. (Courtesy of Georgia State University)

Research has shown a rise in higher education students experiencing mental health issues. Last August Gov. Brian Kemp designated $11.5 million from the federal CARES Act to be spent on expanding mental health services at University System of Georgia schools.

Dr. Mikyta Daughtery, Director of Clinical Services at Georgia State University, put into place an online, peer-to-peer program called Togetherall to help students cope with the difficulties of college life, especially since students have had less access to in-person counseling during the pandemic.

Georgia State is among a growing number of colleges and universities offering their students free access to Togetherall. Togetherall considers it a proven way to better mental health through peer-to-peer, anonymous conversation.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.