Ryerson students: did you know you have $1000 to see a private therapist. That can be as many as 8-10 sessions.
There's a good chance you knew about the counseling centre on campus, but you didn't know that. You wouldn't be alone. Over 80% of students don't know that they have private mental health insurance through their student union. That means you can see a therapist that you're able to choose and have it paid for you.
Want to help us spread the word? This volunteer position is for you (stipend to be provided).
Our own experiences looking for help led to months of wait times and constant obstacles, whether for ourselves or loved ones. The current process leaves people paralyzed and overwhelmed, sometimes with dire consequences. That didn’t make sense to us. LinkMentalHealth is the navigational solution to the complexity that is the mental health system.
We've connected 1000+ people to mental health services, regardless of what they can afford. A person seeking support goes on the website, answers a few questions that may lead us to know what type of health coverage they have, as well as the type of therapist they're looking for. These are factors such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, specialty; things that are often ignored for under-represented communities. They're then connected to therapists that match, and they're connected directly to the calendars of therapists, reducing the process from months to minutes.