UC Berkeley Students Vote to Improve Mental Health Services

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Thousands of students had their say in a vote to improve mental health services on campus by increasing student fees at the University of California-Berkeley.

“University of California-Berkeley students voted this month to increase their own fees to improve mental health services, expand stress management efforts and increase resources available for sexual assault survivors on campus… The new fee will expand hours for on-campus counseling services on evening and weekends, help fund classes on nutrition and stress management, expand space for fitness services and create spots for yoga and meditation on campus. The funding will also help develop specific mental health programs for ‘underserved populations’ of LGBTQIA students, veterans, student parents, international students and students with disabilities, and a portion will support work on sexual assault survivor advocacy and gender violence education efforts.”

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