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Regents: Report on UW counseling is a wake-up call

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System regents say they're troubled by an audit that warned demand is growing for mental health counseling services on campuses. 

The audit found wait times for counseling appointments are at least a week and sometimes much longer and are likely to keep growing because resources are not keeping up with demand.

Regent Charles Pruitt says it's a troubling report and a wake-up call for the regents to do more to help campuses serve troubled students.

Regent Brent Smith says he wants an update from the system on what's been done in response to the report as soon as possible. He says, "we can't just put this aside."

System President Kevin Reilly says he'll ask an advisory committee to tackle the problem and make recommendations.

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