MPR’s Tim Post has a piece today on the reduction of counselors at Minnesota’s community colleges and universities — even as the number of cases is increasing.
Anoka Technical College counselor Kevin Lindstrom brings up an interesting point when he tells Post what’s wrong with spreading mental-health counseling duties throughout the staff of a college:
“To imply that someone else, no matter how much training they might have had in-house to recognize it, can also equally deal with it I don’t think is fair.”
Read the full story and listen to the audio here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.