On Wednesday, November 30, PSC President James Davis argued that the material challenges that CUNY students face can take a psychological toll at a hearing examining the Mental health needs of students at institutions of higher education. The hearing, held in Albany, was cosponsored by the New York State Assembly Committees on Higher Education and Mental Health.
“Improved access to mental health counselors will undoubtedly enhance student retention,” Davis testified, making the case for increased state funding for mental health services. “Students experience stressors and competing demands that impede their academic progress. Instead, CUNY can and should provide the resources that keep students on campus, focused, and supported by an academic community. Mental health is prerequisite to our students’ ability to realize their academic goals,” he continued.
Read the full testimony.
Published: November 30, 2022
Last Modified: December 12, 2022