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UH Athletics to provide mental health resources to student-athletes through Talkspace

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Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 3:42 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii Athletics Department announced on Monday that they are partnering with Talkspace to provide mental health resources to all of their student-athletes, UH officials said.

“The well-being of our student-athletes has and will always be our top priority,” Athletics Director David Matlin said in a statement. “During this pandemic, their mental health has never been more important. Talkspace is a trusted resource that provides a valuable service to our student-athletes with around-the-clock access that fits their busy schedules.”

Talkspace is an online mental health care service that is secure and confidential for the student-athletes.

After signing up, UH student-athletes are able to text, call or video message a licensed counselor at any time that works with the hectic schedule of a Division I athlete.

The Partnership with Talkspace is also coupled with a recent gift from the H.T. Hayashi Foundation to have in-person mental health support, cementing the Athletic Department’s commitment to the well-being of the Rainbow Warrior and Wahine student-athletes.

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