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Mental Health Stability In College

Feb 04, 2017 06:32AM ● By Theresa Gilman


According to a 2012 survey done by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 73% of college students reported having a mental health crisis while in college. Many colleges are not prepared to help effectively but some institutions are addressing this need with care and innovation. What are some mental health-friendly signs to look for in a college?

On Monday February 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Bedford High School, NAMI Central Middlesex will offer a panel presentation entitled “Mental Health Stability in College.”

Panelists will be a former student sharing her personal college story, and administrators from three area colleges: Boston University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Middlesex Community College. These professionals will address such topics as what some colleges are doing to intervene and support students who have mental health difficulties and what happens if a student has to withdraw for a period of time. There will be a question & answer session following the presentations. The event is free and open to high school and college age families in Middlesex County and surrounding areas. It is co-sponsored by Bedford High School. No registration required.

Call Jennie at 978-692-2908 with questions or inquiries about potential cancellation due to weather. 

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