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Mental health is low priority for community colleges

by koku_jin
When Harrisburg Area Community College, the largest community college in Pennsylvania, announced Thursday that it had stopped providing on-campus clinical counseling services to students, it was perhaps a sign of things to come. University and college administrators across the country have been increasingly saying that student mental health issues are one of the most pressing, and costly, challenges on campuses today. Four-year institutions are allocating larger portions of their budgets to mental health services for students, and they are feeling some financial strain. But community colleges — largely underfunded and facing declining enrollment — are seriously struggling to cover, much […]