Mental health program for deaf children expands to Mankato area

Summarized by Holly Gerber, Staff Writer

Society is beginning to understand just how important mental health awareness is. Though it might be difficult for the deaf community to find these resources, Mankato, Minnesota residents seem to have it covered—with mental health therapy for deaf children.

Therapeutic Services Agency, or TSA, is the company offering the service, while Deaf therapist Chad Richardson heads the program. This service is invaluable for deaf children in need of mental health therapy, as it was created to meet their specific needs.

Jacqlyn Davoll, TSA’s program manager, says one benefit of the program is that it “takes into account how deafness and hearing loss creates a different set of circumstances.” Another benefit is that because Richardson knows ASL, clients who may otherwise need an interpreter can sign directly with the therapist.

Through this program, TSA is helping deaf children access resources needed to maintain mental health—giving them tools to flourish.

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Edited by Stephanie Stott, Staff Writer.

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