NAMI college survey

3 Nov

College Survey: 64 Percent of Students with Mental Health Problems Withdraw from School

As a college student with mental health problems, I know first hand how hard it can be to continuously stay in college.  Even though I can recieve DSPS (disability support services) the college cannot force professors to allow me to make up exams or work when hospitalized, which is really the only accomadation I need. It is difficult trying to maintain school courses and keep up with the work, I’m often hospitalized at least once a semester and struggle with symptoms throughout. Last time I signed up for DSPS, the staff looked at my paperwork filled out by my psychiatrist and asked if it was safe for me to attend school or if I was able to.

There are a couple more statistics on the linked page at the bottom.

http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=146763&lstid=275

2 Responses to “NAMI college survey”

  1. shafiqah1 November 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM #

    Stay strong, you may have to even change majors until you find a supportive cadre of professors, but remember that professors are people, some of them are really good people with mental health issues of their own, and will fight for you tooth and nail. xoxoxo

    • mm172001 November 4, 2012 at 10:56 AM #

      While in the ECE program my professors were very understanding but I’ve already completed the major and because of the illness can’t work especially not in that stressful field.

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