Mental Health Care is Absent at Many California Community Colleges

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Emma Ventura struggled with her mental health when she first started at Taft College. While she was able to get counseling, she said that she often sees students at her school struggling with issues that affect their mental health because mental health services are not widely available on many community college campuses. Photo Credit: Alyssa Morones

When Emma Ventura first started as a student at Taft College, she found herself overwhelmed by family problems and the financial strain of education. Unsure of where to turn for help, she struggled with her mental health.

Looking for guidance, she spoke to one of her health professors, who listened and talked with her about some of her problems. But it wasn’t a long-term solution, and after a difficult break up, she felt herself struggling again.

“I was lost,” Ventura, now 21, said. “I didn’t feel like I wanted to go to school. It was really hard.”