The Tampa Bay Times takes a look at mental health services for students at Florida Polytechnic University and questions whether a suicide on campus last week might have been preventable. Students no longer have a full-time counselor to visit since the recent dismissal of Casey Fox, the school’s sole mental health counselor. The move came as the university began outsourcing its mental health care, providing a telephone hotline and a counselor who will visit the campus four to eight hours per week.
ADDENDUM: Florida Poly’s president issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying the university offers more mental health services under their new arrangement and that students are aware of the transition.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
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