College supports for students with mental health challenges

The day after I shared this link on Climbing the Cinder Cone’s Facebook page, I was pretty certain it would be the most popular one for the month: it had already reached waaay more people than any other link I’d ever shared – and the number has kept growing.

As first broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered in mid-September, it’s the story of one young man who graduates from high school and is determined to go to college. Nothing unusual about that – except he has bipolar disorder and a brain injury. The effects on his behavior and his mood lead him to be hospitalized repeatedly. His mother is stressed in many ways, including financially.

Yet, they both have hope. The report includes advice directed at this particular young man, but it’s advice that also applies to many others with mental health challenges who hope to attend college.

You can read or listen to the story by following this link: For Students With Mental Health Issues, Transition To College Is Complicated.

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About janet565

I've lived in the Inland Empire of Southern California since 1982. Born and raised in New Jersey, I've also lived in upstate New York and in Oregon. My profession involves maps and geography, which is usually very interesting. My hobbies are pretty boring - none of them involve tigers (or ligers) or jumping out of aircraft - so they do not bear mention here. I hope you find the blog useful, and wish you well....

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