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State seeks to put 10,000 more mental health counselors at schools

The California Department of Education wants to get 10,000 more mental health counselors on school campuses.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the state aims to attract clinicians into schools by offering loan forgiveness, deferrals and scholarships and by reducing the time it takes to get licensed as a mental health professional.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said he is hoping legislators will introduce a measure in the coming weeks.