Grants Bolster Sacramento State's Mental Health Outreach

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Flush with grants for outreach and prevention, Sacramento State is launching a new program to help mental health counselors reach more students and expand the services that are available on campus.

"The sheer numbers that are going to be affected by our programs will be larger than ever before," said Lori Varlotta, vice president of student affairs at California State University, Sacramento.

The grants from the Sacramento County Mental Health Agency, California Mental Health Services Authority and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration total more than $750,000.

The money will pay for student assistants, campaign marketing, training and new Web resources.

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