Life can be stressful, and stress can have serious repercussions on our health. At one time or another, many of us will have experienced that sense of being overwhelmed, as if everything were too much.  Sometimes, simply taking time to pause and rest the mind can be enough to feel better in the moment.

OutSquare MindHelp provides teens with unified access to stress management techniques, awareness material and one-on-one access to a healthcare professional via text chat as well as video call.

How does OutSquare MindHelp work?

OutSquare MindHelp Main Features

Meditation Techniques

Based on studies, meditation improves academic achievement. Students who practiced transcendental meditation for one year obtained higher scores at English, math, and academic performance tests*. This practice helps reduce mental clutter and offsets the negative effects of stress, which in turn, increases brain processing skills. Some studies report a whopping 50 percent reduction in anxiety and stress after just one session.  The benefits of meditation do not end here. This ancient discipline can improve a student’s life on every level. With regular practice, it leads to:

  •  Improved memory and concentration
  •  Increased confidence and self-esteem
  •  Improved sense of self-worth
  •  A more positive body image
  •  Greater creativity
  •  Feelings of calmness and inner peace
  •  Higher grades and test scores
  •  Improved behavioral profile
  •  Improved inter-student relationships
  •  Enhanced cognitive function and learning skills

MindHelp, based on the stressors and symptoms added by students, can recommend and guide through a number of different meditation techniques to help the students.

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One-on-One Session

One of the most exciting features of MindHelp is the ability to schedule and conduct a one-on-one session with a mental healthcare provider or counselor.

One-on-one sessions can be both text based or via built-in secure video call.

The video call uses state of the are techniques of encryption to provide unparalleled security.

Awareness Material

Mental health has a direct impact on academic success and it is important to cultivate practices that support emotional well-being. When mental health is overlooked, it can have detrimental effects on the individual and the community. 1 in 4 adults live with a mental health disorder. 1,100 college students die by suicide each year and regretfully, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college students.

OutSquare MindHelp provides access to a huge repository of information and self-help material (pre-qualified) that can help students.

The material is recommended and prioritized based on the stressors and symptoms that students input in the app.

This awareness material can be managed from the back-end by qualified mental healthcare provider.

Privacy and Compliance

OutSquare MindHelp complies with the following standards and regulations.

Medical & Family

  • HIPAA

  • FERPA

  • ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI)

  • Mobile Health Security

Privacy

  • Children’s Online Protection Act

  • Federal Trade Commission Rules

  • Student Privacy Pledge

  • Title II- Privacy and Security Rules

Local Compliance

Policies of the Association of School Boards