Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College works with University System to offer mental health care

TIFTON – In partnership with Georgia’s university system, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is significantly expanding mental health services for students through its LetsChat @ ABAC program.

According to Donna Webb, assistant vice president for student affairs, the services provide a strong addition to what is offered to students by ABAC’s counseling and housing office.

“Not only do students have access to a licensed therapist anytime, every day, but they also have access to virtual psychiatric services that can provide mental health assessments and medication management and a health club that provides self-help resources and more, “Webb said.

Currently enrolled ABAC students will have free access to real-time support from clinics or mental health therapists licensed 24 hours a day, every day of the year by calling (229) 391-5135.

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The expansion of services comes at a time when mental health challenges are increasing in number, according to USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley.

“Mental health challenges are increasing on campuses across the country, including here in our state,” Wrigley said. “The university system and its institutions have a responsibility to address this problem and reduce the impact of these challenges on students. We are grateful to Governor (Brian) Kemp and appreciate his support on this critical issue. “