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Mental Health Association calls on NY to address mental health crisis in higher education

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) has released a call for a public policy response to address the mental health crisis in higher education.

“The mental health crisis on college campuses has long been a pervasive issue, and it has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said MHANYS CEO Glenn Liebman, according to Fox 40 News. “We’re urging New York State to take action and begin to develop a public policy response to provide the support and resources our college students need. We’re grateful to the state lawmakers who have already expressed an eagerness to address this issue and collaborate with us.”


The white paper document released by MHANYS highlights the history of the mental health crisis in higher education, how to COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the issue, and addressing public policy measures they believe New York should enact.

You can read the MHANYS’ full white paper here.



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