Campus Counselors Are Burned Out and Short-Staffed
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
For decades, more students with psychiatric and neurodiverse histories, conditions, and medications have been enrolling in college. From an access standpoint, that’s great news. From a counseling standpoint, however, it has meant a professional state of siege.
Keeping up is even harder now because of COVID-19. More students are asking for help; their suffering is more acute; and the pandemic has made it especially difficult for centers to recruit counselors.