College Students Feeling Stress Can Seek Help on Campus
It’s not known why a 21-year-old college student from Skippack failed to return home after leaving the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. Matthew Royer eventually made contact with his family, ending a week of emotional turmoil for his parents, who held a news conference on Monday in an effort to reach their son. Dr. Tina Paone urges college students who feel stressed to seek help.
“All colleges and Universities have a counseling center on campus and it is free to all students. It’s important for students to utilize those services. Those are folks who are trained and licensed and they’re there to help students, whether the problem is academic, personal or social. They are there to help.”
Dr. Paone is a therapist and Founder of The Counseling Center at Heritage in Montgomeryville.
Montgomery County to Offer Locations For Human Services
Montgomery County officials are getting ready to take the wraps off their new Nava-kit Program, according to Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro.
“They’ll be able to go to an office where, no matter what their issue is, a veteran who needs benefits or a mom who is struggling with a young child with autism or a dad who is dealing with an elderly parent, they’ll be able to speak to one person, this Nava-kit, who will have access to all those different issues right there in their community.”
The Nava-Kit Program is expected to provide a navigator and advocate in one person to those using human service programs. Those programs will also be de-centralized and delivered at locations in Lansdale, Willow Grove, Norristown and Pottstown. Open houses are expected to be scheduled at those locations in June.