The needs of students attending college while managing a mental illness are being addressed more openly than ever before. In the month of September, typically associated with "back-to-school" news, NPR aired stories about managing depression, and campus organization such as Active Minds, Graduate students are writing about how knowledge of one's illness can influence how to select a program. Last week the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law released a guide, Campus Mental Health with detailed information about legal rights involved with taking a leave of absence, hospitalization, medication, and returning to school. Research about psychiatric advance directives for college students is also underway at the University of North Carolina.

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Debbie Ganz:

I was the treasurer for Active Minds on my college campus last year. My involvement in Active Minds has changed my life.

Posted by Debbie Ganz | August 12, 2009 10:20 AM
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