Last week my husband and I were invited to a small neighborhood gathering hosted by our community's health system. A number of new initiatives were announced, but the one that resonated the most with the attendees (most of whom were parents) was the one about the mental health facility's new pediatric floor. The irony is that the facility is only steps away from our community's most selective college. Within moments of the announcement, the conversation shifted to me.
Parents wanted to know what I thought about the growing resources for psychological services available on college campuses. They asked about how mental health issues are handled in the admissions process. And they wanted my opinion on how to show that a student overcame these issues in their application.
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