Students returning to college in person this fall have expressed a bit of anxiety due to the drastic changes in their lives from the pandemic over the last two years.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said there has been a spike in students seeking mental health services across the entire system.
Malatras said before the pandemic around 1 out of 10 students sought mental health services, but now the numbers are 5 out of 10 or even higher in some schools at 8 out of 10.
The SUNY system has been given $24 million in stimulus funding that Malatras said he is planning to put toward mental health within the system for students.Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here to sign up for our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you in the know. You can also download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)