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A Law Aims To Improve Mental Health Services At Colleges, But There’s No Money to Make It Happen

A law passed last year aimed at boosting mental health services and awareness at Illinois’ public universities and community colleges still hasn’t received any of the funding schools say they need to bring the law to life.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health advocates say the money is crucial to helping colleges address gaps in services at a time when counseling and resources have quickly shifted online and students are facing increased isolation, stress and anxiety.

Schools estimate it would take $17 to $20 million each year over the next three years to fully implement the law across all colleges and universities. […]

Source: https://www.wbez.org/stories/a-law-to-improve-mental-health-services-at-illinois-universities-has-no-funding/7a568c15-e6b9-4999-b66d-d4a3a9c7dbbe


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