MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses in eight states and an online division, announced today it has joined ULifeline.org, a free, confidential online mental health resource center for college students created by The Jed Foundation (JED). With ULifeline, Herzing University is providing students with access to mental health resources, a self-screening tool and information about support services.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experiences a mental illness in any given year. The majority of Herzing students are adult learners who have unique challenges and stressors, including children and full-time jobs, which may not apply to traditional young adult students. Herzing also has a large population of online learners, making ULifeline a practical resource for students.
"We understand that balancing college, work, family and other obligations can be a stressful time in anyone's life," Herzing University President Renee Herzing said. "College can feel even more difficult for adult learners who might have added financial responsibilities or who haven't been in an academic setting for many years. It's important to have emotional health resources in place to help all of our students as they prepare for the next stages of their careers."
"We are excited that Herzing University has joined the over 1,600 colleges and universities that utilize JED's ULifeline program to help support the emotional well-being of their students," said John MacPhee, JED Executive Director.
Herzing University, known for its small class sizes, flexible schedules and supportive learning environment, is a transfer-friendly school, offering several degree pathways for students to accomplish their academic goals.
About Herzing University
Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution, encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of nursing, technology, business, healthcare and public safety. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs" nationally. Herzing University has also been recognized on the GI Jobs magazine list of "Military Friendly Schools" from 2013 through 2017. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.hlcommission.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.
JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. We're partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We're equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We're encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
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