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Published May 09, 2012, 05:44 PM

Program aims at getting mental health assistance to college students

(WDAY TV) -- A unique program aimed at getting mental health assistance to college students in North Dakota is growing.

(WDAY TV) -- A unique program aimed at getting mental health assistance to college students in North Dakota is growing.

Because of money raised at its summer walks in Fargo and throughout the state, the local American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is having huge success with a program called: An Interactive Screening Program.

NDSU and now UND offer this to students. E-mails are sent out to students, and an anonymous survey is offered that screens young people for any mental health issues they may be facing.

Brenda Weiler,member of the ND Chapter of AFSP, says, "so we really wanted to target the big schools, NDSU and UND and they have great results and feedback from students and a lot getting into treatment.

UND also uses the screening method on college students who are also veterans.

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