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Athletics Department announces new mental health program

Pitt's new Athletic Director Heather Lyke speaks at her introductory press conference Monday alongside Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. (TPN File Photo)

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2018

Pitt’s Athletics Department announced a new partnership with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC to add two full-time mental health counselors to the department’s staff to interact with student-athletes on a daily basis, according to a statement released Wednesday. Student-athletes were previously referred to WPIC for mental health treatment. The new program will include one-on-one counseling and focus on techniques for practi...

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