Stacy Fazio, LCSW

College Bound with a Mental Illness

First time college or university students are likely
counting the sun soaked days of summer until
send off. Students are excited, proud, and secretly
apprehensive. Unstated worries may be even more
intense if the collegiate bound teenager in question
has been dealing with mental illness.
The late teens and early adulthood years are often
the time of onset for many types of mental illness.
Leaving the structure, parental oversight, and routine
of home life can throw a curve ball even to those
individuals who effectively pool supportive resources
and self-discipline to successfully manage the
symptoms of their illnesses.

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Stacy Fazio, LCSW