Mental health help for NJ college students expands

Students at over 40 colleges and universities in New Jersey will now have access to a free virtual mental health service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced earlier this week.  

The program is already underway on a handful of campuses in the state, according to Dr. Brian Bridges, the state secretary of higher education, and is financed by $10 million from federal American Rescue Plan funding. The funding comes from a section in the state’s 2023 budget dedicated to mental health support. 

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