It can be challenging to watch your child struggle with a mental health diagnosis, especially when it threatens to derail their educational goals. The stigma surrounding mental illness may make it more difficult to accept and frequently leads to family members feeling that they are going through this alone. Many families share this experience. In fact, 1 in 4 adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year and one in 17 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder.
There are many social misconceptions about mental illness, but research shows that individuals who actively participate in treatment can experience relief from symptoms and live healthy, productive lives. In conjunction with clinical treatment, College Re-Entry will provide support, education, and tools your family member needs to regain academic skills, restore physical wellness, and reclaim social community.
Since families are often the first place students turn, College Re-Entry wants to make sure you have the information and support that you need. NAMI’s complementary 12-week Family-to-Family education series is offered at the Center to provide you with up-to-date information about mental illness and opportunities to share with other families having similar experiences.
We invite families and prospective students to meet with our staff and tour our space. We are also available to meet off-site for informational meetings.