Xceleader Partners With BetterHelp To Provide Free Mental Health Support To 200 Students At Historically Black Colleges And Universities

May 30, 2023

ATLANTA – Today, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Xceleader announced a new partnership with BetterHelp, the world's largest online therapy platform, providing 200 students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with 3-months of access to free counseling services. This partnership offers much-needed mental health support to students and promotes a proactive approach to mental health and wellness.

Recently, there has been a significant rise in the prevalence of depression and anxiety among Black students. Xceleader's primary focus is on providing students with access to resources, mentorship, and opportunities to enable them to thrive academically and professionally. By partnering with BetterHelp, Xceleader aims to further its mission by addressing the pressing need for mental health support among students, especially those actively engaged in leadership roles on campus.

"We are excited to partner with BetterHelp to provide our students with access to high-quality mental health support," said Xceleader Co-founder Aarian Forman. “We recognize the pressing need for mental health resources among the HBCU community, and this partnership will enable us to address this challenge in a more holistic manner. With BetterHelp's support, we can provide our students with the resources and tools they need to thrive. We are eager to embark on this journey with BetterHelp and make a positive impact on the mental health of our students."

BetterHelp offers a wide range of mental health services, including therapy, counseling, and self-help resources. Now, HBCU students have access to additional resources to take charge of their mental health while being leaders on campus and in their communities. 

This partnership represents a significant step forward in addressing the mental health challenges faced by students at HBCUs. By working together, Xceleader and BetterHelp hope to promote a proactive approach to mental health and wellness, creating a brighter future for students in the HBCU community. Students can access the voucher code by joining Xceleader’s email list. 


About Xceleader

Xceleader is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students with leadership and professional development programs and resources. We aim to produce the next generation of trailblazers who drive progress and innovation on campuses and beyond. 

About Better Help

BetterHelp is the world’s largest online therapy platform, with over 26,000 therapists, facilitating over 5,000,000 video sessions, voice calls, chats, and messages every month. We set out on a mission to make sure everyone has easy, affordable and safe access to high-quality therapy. Since 2013, our licensed and accredited therapists have helped more than 2,000,000 people face life’s challenges and improve their mental health.