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State lawmakers could require all elementary schools to have a counselor

Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposal to require a counselor in every public elementary school.

It's all part of an effort to address mental health issues in children. Supporters say they are becoming more prevalent at a younger age.

The plan would give money to public elementary schools to hire a counselor and provide new resources. 

Counselors are much more common in high schools. In Indiana, only one out of three public elementary schools have one. 

In South Bend, some schools have psychologists and social workers.

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