The Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation has pledged an $850,000 challenge grant to bolster mental health resources at Southern Utah University (SUU). This initiative aims to address the pressing need for accessible mental health services for SUU students, both on campus and online.

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Mindy Benson, President of SUU, expressed gratitude for the Miller Family Foundation's generosity, emphasizing the critical necessity of mental health support for the university's community. With rising mental health concerns among college students, exacerbated by the pandemic, initiatives like this grant are pivotal for student well-being.

The grant will enable SUU to expand its mental health services, including additional licensed counselors and essential resources such as psychological evaluations, biofeedback kits, and suicide prevention training. Moreover, it will bolster existing partnerships, like the one with TimelyCare, a virtual counseling service, which has proven instrumental in providing accessible mental health support.

Jared Tippets, VP for Student Affairs at SUU, highlighted the success of their partnership with TimelyCare, which has significantly reduced wait times for counseling sessions and provided vital support to over 1,600 students, faculty, and staff.

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Gail Miller, chair of the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, stressed the importance of collaborative efforts in supporting student success and well-being. The foundation's grant, coupled with matching donations, presents an opportunity for the community to come together and make a substantial impact on the mental health of SUU students.

The deadline for meeting the challenge grant is December 31, 2024. Individuals and organizations interested in contributing are encouraged to visit SUU's website for more information.

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Southern Utah University, known for its caring campus community and diverse academic offerings, strives to prepare students for successful careers and meaningful life experiences.

Established in 2007, the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation continues the philanthropic legacy of Larry and Gail Miller by supporting programs that enrich lives and communities in various areas, including health, education, and cultural enrichment.

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