All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
EDGE Learning and Wellness joined other industry experts for the panel presentation “Navigating the Transition to College for Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Concerns” at Vernon Hills High School (IL) on Feb. 27, 2018.
Community High School District 128 presented the panel. Students and community members listened as professionals from EDGE, Northern Illinois University, and Comprehensive Psychological Services discussed how young adults with mental health issues can achieve success as they enter college. Key topics examined include how to choose the right college environment, the coping and executive functioning skills needed for the increased independence of college, and how to access college mental health resources.
Throughout the night, audience members asked the panel questions as well. There were frequent inquiries regarding how to know whether a student is ready for college and what type of support is necessary for a successful transition.
“EDGE is committed to helping students and families experience greater success in life,” said Executive Director of EDGE Programs David Ventrelle, Psy.D. “We want to inform them of the various available college support options. If they don’t need the high level of support our program provides, we’re still happy to help them identify a more suitable path to success.”
The program is also happy to contribute to the local community whenever possible, as EDGE encourages its students to be active members of society and give back to others. Participating in local speaking engagements such as this one is just one of the ways EDGE continues to lead its students by example.
About EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community is an accredited transitional living program located in Chicago, IL. EDGE offers therapeutically supported residential and non-residential options for post-treatment young adults. The participants, ages 18 - 24, are striving to excel academically, while creating a life of balance, joy and wellness.