META, a Ceannate Company Offering Free Mental Health Services to Closing Colleges and K-12 Schools

March 18, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

COHEAO Members,

Attached please find a press release from META, a Ceannate Company. Ceannate’s collection arm, Financial Management Services (FMS) is a commercial member of COHEAO and META is an online platform that provides students with free connections to mental healthcare providers.

The following is from the press release:

The META platform has its own licensed, expert therapists. But in the face of the COVID disaster facing colleges, students, staff, and families, META is mobilizing to assist the hundreds of colleges nationwide that are closing campuses and moving to online instruction.

Normally, META connects students to its own national network of licensed counselors, therapists, and psychologists. While providers are browser-based, students download the app, choose a provider, and receive counseling through the privacy and convenience of their smart phones via chat, video, or voice calls. The platform provides students the freedom to choose a therapist who’s a good fit, and the ability to reach them quickly and easily.

To help students deal with the disruptions caused by the virus, META is offering its entire platform to colleges and K-12 institutions for use by their own counselors and therapists for 90 days at no cost to them.

 “This is uncharted territory,” says Raj Rajan, CEO of META. “We founded this company to help students get easy, near-real-time access to counseling and for institutions to use our service at very low cost. At times like this, if our infrastructure can help institutions and their students in the short term, we will be there. People are more important than profits.”

If any COHEAO members have introduced any special services because of the coronavirus situation and you would like to circulate the news, please feel free to reach out to us at COHEAO.

If you have any questions, please email Harrison Wadsworth or Greg Marak.

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