The NDSU Counseling Center and the President’s Council for Campus Wellbeing are set to launch WellTrack, a mental health and wellbeing application for students and the university community. An awareness campaign is planned this week.
Any person with an NDSU email address can access the free service.
“WellTrack is an interactive self-therapy application that students, faculty or staff can download to their smartphones or they can also access it via the web,” said Amber Bach-Gorman, NDSU Counseling Center assistant director of clinical and crisis services. “It allows them to take an assessment regarding depression, anxiety and stress and then it gives recommendations of some guided self-learning regarding those topics.”
If the student is working with a counselor, the client also can elect to share data with their counselor to supplement their counseling experiences.
More than 2 million students and individuals use WellTrack as a mental health tool. It provides a wellness assessment, self-help therapy and users can track their progress.
Aggregate data from the app also can be potentially used for in-class projects in such courses as Elementary Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology and Introduction to Social Psychology.
NDSU purchased the app with funds supplied through the CARES Act.