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Horry Cty, NC: "Big bucks" for more school counselors; "the huge"

June 13, 2018, WWAY Leland, NC: MORE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS COMING TO HORRY COUNTY SCHOOLS Mental health issues have been linked to a number violent incidents on school campuses in recent years, which is why Horry County school leaders are adding more mental health counselors for the 2018-2019 school year. There are currently 69 licensed mental health counselors working in Horry County schools, but officials say this isn’t enough. So they’ve invested big bucks in expanding their mental health resources. “If a student is having a crisis, you’re right there in the school so they can come to your office if they don’t have an appointment and you just get them right in,” said former Horry County Schools mental health counselor, Sandy Quast. Quast said the need for counselors is huge.

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