After a move to the west coast in 2020, Minyon collected herself and found strength in an old group of friends who spoke openly about their mental health challenges. She started freelancing, bolstering her support network and seeking out therapy, and wanted to get in front of her life again. During her time in college, she had bookmarked a post on The Mighty by Fountain House College Re-Entry graduate Addie and connected her own story to the words on screen.
Jo Malone London will support Fountain House with the launch of the White Lilac & Rhubarb Charity Home Candle. For each White Lilac & Rhubarb Charity Home Candle sold in the U.S., Jo Malone London will donate 70% of the purchase price, less tax (between May 13, 2021 and May 13, 2022) to Fountain House, supporting the growth and expansion of its youth initiative and College Re-Entry program.
Charles lost interest in everything from attending classes to playing soccer because of his depression. With the time he spent at College Re-Entry, he regained the focus and motivation needed to do the things he loved the most.
Being with people in the same boat helped me manage my social anxiety as I went back to school.
Ambar shares how the College Re-Entry program helped her get out of isolation and return to college, after dropping out because of grief and psychosis.
Fran’s son stopped going to classes multiple times, but he only missed two snow days at College Re-Entry and is now studying to be a math teacher. Learn more.
College Re-Entry and Alumna Nelly Featured in the Article
By Julie Wolfson, LMSW
What you eat can have an impact on your overall mental health and on your symptoms if you have a mental illness. It can also help you manage your stress and affect the chemicals in your body.
This fall we added a life skills track that now includes resume writing, interviewing, public speaking, budgeting and cooking classes.
By focusing on some little things, such as learning to get to class on time, College Re-Entry student Jackie was able to restart her education after five years away.