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A Growing Gap Between Mental Health Services and Needs on College Campuses

A recent report in the Texas Tribune suggests access to mental health care for students on college campuses in Texas is at a breaking point. Counselors are burning out, pay is low and student mental health needs are surging. We learn more from Norma Ngo, the director of the University of Houston’s counseling center, and […]

A statue of the Cougar mascot at the University of Houston taken March 5, 2016. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)A recent report in the Texas Tribune suggests access to mental health care for students on college campuses in Texas is at a breaking point. Counselors are burning out, pay is low and student mental health needs are surging.

We learn more from Norma Ngo, the director of the University of Houston's counseling center, and Aneri Pattani, who wrote the Tribune article.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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