New Comprehensive College Plan Helps Students Cope with Rising Mental Health Challenges

Erie, PA – August 28, 2015 – Student Protection Plus™, a comprehensive, three-part coverage plan designed for modern college students, now enables colleges to offer an extensive network of mental health resources for their students and student families. Student Protection Plus’ Balanced Life Assistance offers face-to-face consultation and online tools for students facing challenging life and wellness issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, pregnancy, work/school balance, money management, and more.

The mental health of college students today is a growing worry. Nearly 40% of students are diagnosed with depression, and suicide is now the third leading cause of death on college campuses. These concerns make it more important than ever for colleges to be able to meet the growing demand for mental health services for this vulnerable population. 

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Student Protection Plus’ Balanced Life program is available to help when life’s challenges threaten to jeopardize college students’ success. Each student has 24/7 phone access to a network of dozens of professionals ready to offer their support; the ability to schedule confidential, face-to-face assessments and problem resolution sessions with licensed counselors; and even Critical Incident Consultation specialist teams who can assist campus administration with on-site services.

Student Protection Plus’ Balanced Life program also offers online services for today’s tech-savvy generation, including easy access via website or a mobile app. Students can instantly utilize dozens of resources and tools, such as a Health Library that features hundreds of articles and downloadable pamphlets on conditions and procedures from accredited medical facilities, top medical journals, and a medical terms dictionary; a Self-Assessment tool; a ‘Calm Room’ featuring meditative exercises and podcasts; and a variety of webcast seminars and workshops on topics such as money/personal budgeting, staying fit, and finding happiness.

Student Protection Plus partners with industry leader Ceridian, a leading global provider of human resource services. Ceridian LifeWorks, an employee assistance and wellness program that helps enhance individual’s health and engagement for better work-life balance and improve their productivity and well-being, is the underwriter of the Balanced Life component.

As a global human capital management technology company, Ceridian has been helping thousands of companies create more productive, enjoyable workplaces through a wide range of assistance and training programs for over 25 years. Ceridian serves over 25 million users in more than 50 countries.

About Student Protection Plus

As the first-in-the-nation, all-inclusive plan, Student Protection Plus helps address three pressing issues facing today’s college students, including student security while traveling or studying abroad, student wellness, and student loan repayment in the event of death. Now, colleges and universities nationwide are able to provide blanket coverage for their entire student body at a very low cost per student. The three components of the plan include: 

Travel Assistance – 24/7 Ops Center for global assistance and emergency services, medical and prescription assistance, trauma counseling, legal and interpreter referrals, evacuation, repatriation and more. 

Balanced Life Assistance - Network of professionals ready to help with student wellness issues like pregnancy, depression, anxiety, addiction, work, money and more.

Financial Protection – $100,000 Insurance for Life, no preexisting conditions or exclusions (including no suicide or terrorism exclusions) and portable after school. Provides relief for families facing student loans after a tragedy. 

To learn more about this innovative solution, visit StudentProtectionPlus.com.