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5 Tips for Navigating Academia as an Adult with Mental Illness

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Higher education has thus far been the greatest accomplishment of my life. I have gained a sense of purpose and I have learned to value education in a way that my younger self would never have dreamed of doing.

I have met extraordinary people with even more extraordinary dreams. For me, college has been an overall positive experience but that was not always the case.

In the beginning of my college journey, I had undiagnosed schizoaffective disorder which caused me to struggle daily not only with learning, but with just navigating interactions with my professors and peers.

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