By Bob Katzen
The Senate 37-0, approved an amendment that would provide $5 million for grants to public higher education institutions to address student behavioral and mental health needs.
“College is the first time many young adults experience living on their own, which can certainly be a challenging transition,” said sponsor Sen. Julian Cyr (R-Truro). “With the increased isolation and stress from the pandemic, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of college students who report that they suffer from anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Simply put, young adults are suffering. [This] amendment will help address and support the mental health needs of students in our public higher education institutions.”