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UW System offers new tool for coping with mental health issues

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- The COVID-19 pandemic has put the need to address mental health issues into sharper focus and the UW System may have something that can help.

Yesterday, the UW System announced the launch of a new online behavioral health tool, SilverCloud.

SilverCloud is designed to offer self-guided programs for coping with a variety of mental health issues using cognitive behavioral therapy principles. The self-guided program will allow individuals to manage day-to-day stressors, personally and privately, using interactive content and skill-building methods.

"So what SilverCloud allows everybody to do is just take that moment of reflection to really check in with themselves," said Chris Navia, the UW System's associate vice president for student success. "You know, are there better ways to cope? Can I develop better resiliency skills? Do I really need to see somebody and really talk this out face-to-face, with a counselor? Or at least one-on-one?"

Available to UW students, faculty and staff, SilverCloud is accessible from any device and will be free.

The program will cost the UW System around $70,000 a year.

To register or learn more, take or click here.

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