Finding Mental Healthcare May Be Daunting Task For New College Graduates.

The NPR (6/4, Singh) “Shots” blog reported on the difficulties faced by newly graduated college students seeking care for mental health conditions. Even though “finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age, for young people who don’t have steady jobs or stable paychecks, the task can be especially daunting.” To lessen some of these difficulties, “‘the trick is planning ahead’ long before graduation, says Luis Ramirez, the associate director of clinical services at New York University,” where counselors help students locate mental health professionals in the community. In addition, NYU also assists graduating students moving out of New York to locate therapists in their new city.

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— “For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough,” Maanvi Singh, National Public Radio, June 4, 2014.

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