According to recent studies, depression continues to increase year-to-year in the college population. Kent State is working to expand counseling services for students.
The university wants to add a $20 fee next year to support increasing the number of mental health counselors on campus.
Senior Vice President Mark Palatajko said the goal is to create a ratio of about 1,300 students to each counselor. Currently, the university has one counselor for every 3,300 students.