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UNI Counseling Center launches after-hours service

Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015
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David Towle, director, Counseling Center, 319-273-2676, david.towle@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center has launched a new after-hours service to make counseling assistance available to students 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Counseling Center is contracting with ProtoCall, a company that specializes in providing services after-hours to university counseling centers and other mental health systems.

When students call the Counseling Center at 319-273-2676 after normal office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., they will have an option to "press 2" to speak with a mental health counselor immediately. UNI students and anyone concerned about a UNI student are eligible to use the service.

The Counseling Center will continue to encourage students, staff, faculty and parents to call during the day to arrange counseling or consult about any mental health concerns.

For more information about the Counseling Center's new after-hours service, contact David Towle, Counseling Center director, at 319-273-2676 or david.towle@uni.edu, or visit www.uni.edu/counseling.