Attending college is a time of significant transition and can be both positive and challenging. For some the stress of college may impact mental health, making it difficult to manage the daily demands of school. As many as 1 in 5 students experiences a mental health condition while in college.
On Monday March 12, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., at Lexington High School’s Science Lecture Hall, NAMI Central Middlesex will offer a panel presentation entitled “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health.” The presentation will be directed to both students and their parents. The emphasis will be on encouraging families to be proactive and to start the conversations about mental health and handling potential difficulties before students leave home. It is prudent to understand privacy laws and what can be shared. These conversations are important even if a student doesn’t experience a mental health condition. They may see a friend in distress and they may be better equipped to assist.
The event is free and open to high school and college age families in Middlesex County and surrounding areas. It is co-sponsored by the Lexington Public Schools. No registration required. Call Jennie at 978-692-2908 with questions or inquiries about potential cancellation due to weather.