May 22nd, 2012

School Counselors in Short Supply in Minnesota

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After two public school students in southeastern Minnesota committed suicide this spring, experts expressed concern about gaps in mental health services in Minnesota schools. On the front lines are school counselors, whose jobs is to help students with problems before a crisis occurs… Helping school counselors intervene earlier when students have problems could be key, said Dr. Peter Jensen, a Mayo Clinic professor of psychiatry. "Let's not waste money on more counselors until the counselors we've got are trained and we're using our resource wisely," he said.

 

MPR by Tim Post

Tags: Dr. Peter Jensen, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MPR, Psychology and Psychiatry, school counselors, suicide

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