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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:34 AM

Kansas Colleges See A Rise In Cost Of Mental Health Care For Students

When Dan Hoyt started graduate school at the University of Kansas in 2016, he knew he had anxiety and depression. He worried about being able to find a job after graduation. And, sometimes, he couldn’t get through his assigned reading.

“When you have anxieties, that gets impossible,” he said. “I'll think about the same things over and over and over again.”

But when he reached out to KU’s counseling services, he was told he had to wait five months before he could get an appointment with a therapist at the Lawrence campus. And getting there from KU’s Overland Park campus, where he took classes, complicated things.

It was already hard enough to cope with depression, Hoyt said, and being denied immediate help felt even worse: “That's the equivalent of just being told no.”

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-colleges-see-rise-cost-mental-health-care-students

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