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We are excited to share an article published in the April issue of Quest Magazine. In the article, board member Katie Zorn shares her brother’s struggle with mental illness, her discovery of Fountain House and her involvement with Fountain House College Re-Entry. Here is an excerpt of the article, A Caring Community.
College Re-Entry is co-hosting a health and wellness symposium with the New York City Independent school system on April 19th at The Dalton School. The program is designed to help young adults and their families prepare for mental health challenges students may face in college.
A unique environment for our students to learn new skills, and bond with each other in a relaxed setting.
Dr. Mannis has begun to work with CRE students to help them utilize technology to achieve their academic goals.
Starting Monday, February 29th through May 9th 2016, College Re-Entry will host the NAMI Family-to-Family Course.
At least a quarter of the first 37 American presidents suffered from a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and alcoholism.
Most universities have an office of accessibilities that arranges accommodations for students with disabilities including mental health challenges. It’s important to use all the tools available to set yourself up for a successful academic career.
“Opening the door to educational opportunities is one way to help people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder transition from a world of chaos and withdrawal to one of accomplishment”
If you have mental health challenges, consider researching the mental health services when applying to college. Look for these signs to determine if the college will meet your mental health needs.
In a segment titled, "Program Aims to Help Young Adults with Mental Illness Live Productive, Normal Lives," NY1 Reporter Erin Billups featured the great work of Fountain House College Re-Entry.