Mantra Health Strengthens Relationship with UMass System Through New UMass Amherst Partnership

By Mantra Team

Posted: March 30, 2023

Partnership to improve mental health care access for students at flagship UMass campus

NEW YORK, March 30, 2023 – Mantra Health, the premiere clinically-informed digital mental health provider for young adults, announced today a partnership to bring high-quality, evidence-based psychiatry services to more than 32,000 students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the largest public higher education institution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This partnership expands upon Mantra Health's existing relationship with the UMass System, following a partnership with UMass Lowell that began in October 2021.

As part of the partnership with UMass Amherst which began in November, Mantra Health now provides short-term psychiatry services to students, supplementing and expanding upon the institution’s existing mental health offerings. Mantra Health services are currently available to all undergraduate and graduate students at UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell who are located in Massachusetts. 

"Mantra Health and UMass Amherst share a similar clinical approach and commitment to student mental health success. This partnership is very much a collaborative effort," said Ed Gaussen, Co-Founder and President of Mantra Health. "Along with UMass Lowell, we are looking forward to further growing our relationship with the UMass System and working closely with UMass Amherst."

Led by the director Melissa Rotkiewicz, PsyD, UMass Amherst's Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) offers clinical and wellness services to students on campus, including crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy, support and therapy groups, psychological assessment, behavioral medicine, psychiatric services, and eating disorder consultations. Through this partnership, the CCPH and Mantra Health work in concert to address the growing demand of students seeking mental health services.

“Working with Mantra Health allows us to better meet the ever-changing mental health needs of our student population. This partnership is a valuable complement to the resources that we already offer on-campus,” said Dr. Rotkiewicz. “Mantra Health’s services are easy to access, students have more options for providers, and we’ve experienced an average of just six days between referral and first visit.”

With this new partnership, Mantra Health continues to expand its footprint in Massachusetts, a state known for its high-quality higher education institutions. Along with UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell, Mantra also partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Emerson College, and Bentley University. In total, Mantra services are available to more than 100,000 students across the Commonwealth.

Learn more about Mantra Health's comprehensive clinical approach to digital mental health care here

About Mantra Health

Mantra Health is an award-winning digital mental health clinic on a mission to improve access to evidence-based mental healthcare for young adults. Through augmenting high-quality clinical services with software and design, we aim to improve the mental health of over 40 million young adults through partnerships with higher education institutions and health insurance plans. Mantra Health was named a Mental & Behavioral Health Rising Star at the 2022 UCSF Health Hub Digital Health Awards. The Mantra program has been deployed across 110 campuses with over 800,000 students, including Penn State, MIT, Cornell, and Miami Dade College.