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Columbus, WI: Supt want more mental health services

Jan 11, 2018, Columbus (WI) Journal: Columbus schools push for mental health services http://www.wiscnews.com/columbusjournal/news/local/article_163000f2-c3f6-512d-80a1-e08bb5098b42.html Annette Deuman would like to see more mental health services available to students in the Columbus School District. Deuman, superintendent for Columbus Schools, said focusing on mental health and social needs is the third priority in the district’s Launch program, designed to work with the community to improve several aspects for students in the coming years. … Many of the county mental health resources are in Portage, however, making it sometimes difficult for families to access in Columbus, almost 30 miles southeast. County mental health experts joked with Deuman they could be more accessible to families in Columbus if they had space at the school district. “I told them I would find them an office, I would find them space, I would find them whatever facilities they need within our district,” Deuman said. “If it meant providing our students and our families with the mental health services we need, we will find it for them. I am very passionate about this. We’re still pushing hard and still trying to figure out how we can get those services here for our kids.”