Text-based mental health counseling now available to Bristol Warren teachers

Posted 5/21/24

Students will also have access to the mental health services starting during the 2024/25 school year.

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Text-based mental health counseling now available to Bristol Warren teachers


Counslr, the text-based mental health support mobile app, announced today that it has expanded its support into the State of Rhode Island through a partnership with the Bristol Warren Regional School District.

The partnership rolled out to first focus on access to the Counslr app for the more than 500 faculty members, which includes unlimited texting sessions with Counslr’s licensed and vetted mental health support professionals, available on-demand, 24/7/365. Students will soon have access to the app at the start of the new 2024-25 school year.

“The need is great, and we are thrilled to begin working toward a solution with the Counslr team. As we see a continued rise in the need for mental health support, we are fully embracing the opportunities that Counslr provides for both our faculty and students,” said Ana Riley, Superintendent of Schools for the Bristol Warren Regional School District. “Mental health support is something we all could benefit from, no matter who we are – students or faculty – and having access to Counslr’s 24/7/365 platform can indeed be the resource so many can access when they most need to.”

The Counslr app was rolled out to all faculty in the District as part of Teacher Appreciation Week, and by the beginning of the next school year all students in the middle and high schools will also have access to the app.

“We are thrilled to expand into Rhode Island and help faculty, and soon students as well, as they prioritize mental health and the well-being of the school district as a whole,” said Josh Liss, CEO and co-founder of Counslr. “Working with school districts has become a primary focus for the company, as we aim to help communities across the country prioritize their well-being. We are grateful to leaders such as those in the Bristol Warren Regional School District who embrace the challenge and seek solutions to help their community.”

For more information on Counslr, visit: www.counslr.com.

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