Mental Health and the College Experience

Jul 12, 2019 1:50:14 PM / by Crystal D'Auria

According to a survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of adults who dropout of college or decide not to attend college report mental health issues as the primary reason. By the spring semester of my sophomore year, I was academically dismissed from my state university, twice. At the time, I was only beginning to understand how my academic failure was deeply connected to my own struggle with depression and anxiety.  Unfortunately my story is not unique, as one in five young adults will experience a mental health condition during their college years.