Dec 21, 2017, Palm Beach Post: Boca Raton OKs $10,000 for free high school mental health counseling http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/boca-raton-oks-000-for-free-high-school-mental-health-counseling/rBAj1z5iDCOyk4TtZ2gdQL/ A $10,000 investment by Boca Raton means students at two local high schools will have access to free mental health counseling to tackle anger management, self-esteem and depression, among other issues. The city is partnering with the Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton to offer group counseling once a week at Boca Raton and Spanish River high schools. It’s the first time a government entity has funded counseling services through Faulk Center since Palm Beach County stopped doing so years ago, said Vicki Katz, Faulk’s CEO. “Frankly, at our governmental level, we’re not doing enough,” said Boca Raton Councilman Scott Singer, who proposed the mental health partnership. … One in five children in the United States experience a mental disorder in a given year, the Centers for Disease Control reports. And many of those families don’t have access to therapy or counseling because of availability or cost.