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Mental Health Staffing on D.C. Area College Campuses



    Battling Mental Health on Campus

    Studies show that mental illness is most likely to surface between the ages of 18 and 25. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports on one young woman's fight to get the help she needed on campus. Click here to see how some local colleges are staffing for mental health. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014)

    Here is how some area colleges are staffed to handle mental health issues:

    George Washington University (25,000 students)

    • 12 full-time clinicians
    • 4 full-time paid trainees

    University of Maryland (37,000 students)

    • 14 full-time clinicians
    • 3 contract clinicians (during peak times)
    • 4 interns

    Catholic University (6,700 students)

    • 1 psychiatrist in the office one day per week
    • 6 psychologists
    • 2 social workers
    • 19 therapists in training

    Howard University (10,300 students)

    • 7 psychologists
    • 2 part-time psychiatrists

    Georgetown University (17,357 students)

    • Psychologists: Not available