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University of Arkansas sees increased need for Mental Health services


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    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (KHBS/KHOG) — Dr. Josette Cline, the director of the Counseling and Psychological Services center at the University of Arkansas, said mental health is a top priority for the University, especially in a year plagued by the pandemic.

“Whenever there are situations where people feel more isolated, or disconnected, we know that our mental health suffers, explained Dr. Cline. “So that does concern me during the pandemic that people are just going to feel more isolated and more disconnected.”

Dr. Cline said the number of calls to CAPS has increased after a University of Arkansas student died in his fraternity house last weekend.

“For someone who has experienced their first loss, this is going to be, is going to be a tough time. And for someone who’s experienced a loss in the past. This may bring up the feelings of that loss from the past. So we talked about some of the signs and symptoms of grief and loss.”

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