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Hunter, ND: 6 rural districts get on-site mental health counselors

Dec 4, 2018, KVRR—Fargo (ND), Moorhead (MN) Mental Health Counselors Now On-Site at Six Rural School Districts Across ND https://www.kvrr.com/2018/12/04/mental-health-counselors-now-on-site-at-six-rural-school-districts-across-nd/ HUNTER, N.D. — Six rural school districts in North Dakota now have mental health experts available on their campuses to assist students. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how the partnership between United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and the school districts will make a difference. The expansion of mental health services is meant to accomplish two goals: increase access to students and break down barriers for parents. But the ripple effect is expected to be much greater. … …That means more than 3,300 students can talk to a mental health professional right away and their parents don’t have to set aside time to drive their child to a therapist further away, who would cost more. It’s also addressing what some say is a community problem because it’s not just school supplies kids are putting in their backpacks. …