SUNY Plattsburgh prioritizing student’s mental health

SUNY Plattsburgh expanding student mental health services
SUNY Plattsburgh expanding student mental health services(WCAX)
Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 10:18 PM EST
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - SUNY Plattsburgh received two new federal grants to expand student mental health services.

$400,000 dollars will go toward covering the cost of an evening mental health counselor, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a student assistance program.

Adding one new counselor creates availability for 30 to 40 news students to be seen. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, the current waitlist for a counselor is two weeks.

Grants will also fund mental health training for university police and self-care programming.