Cullman County schools to have on-campus mental health counselors

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CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Students in Cullman County schools will have access to on-campus mental health counselors during the upcoming school year.

The program is a partnership with Mental Healthcare of Cullman.

It will be used to identify problems with students at an earlier age.

The school will provide a space for the counseling so there won’t be a need for transportation.

“They’re dealing with a lot of stuff. There’s a lot of problems that come into a lot of our lives that can be distractions from learning,” Superintendent Billy Coleman said. “If we can help identify at an early age, then we may prevent some problems from escalating.”

Coleman says the extra counseling service is modeled after several successful programs throughout Alabama.

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