uAlberta students express concern over delay in AB mental health funding
The future of funding for some psychological counselling services at the University of Alberta has become uncertain, reports CBC. The school currently funds some of its psychological workers with a $1 M grant that has been issued to it over the past three years, but reports say that this funding has not yet been renewed for next year. uAlberta’s Student Union President Navneet Khinda said the funding is “in dire need of replacement,” as the school has seen a growing concern with suicide in recent years, but reportedly still has a month-and-a-half waiting list for students looking to access free mental health services. “There’s just not enough [counsellors],” Khinda said. “And honestly, I think it’s just pennies for the government of Alberta.”
Full article available on CBC’s website.