If you have a student with a mental health condition, chances are they are taking a medication to help manage it. What happens if they have to change that medication in college at some point in the semester?
Medications come with their own set of issues. Changing a medication comes with its own set of issues. When taking college classes, a medication change can be challenging, affecting not only a student’s mental health but also their academic performance and overall well-being.
What do you do you need to consider?
What are the risks?
How can thgey get through it in the best way possible?
What policies do you need to know about in case you need to use them?
Who do you need to communicate with? Which offices need to be involved?
Here’s what I’ll cover:
1. Know the risks ahead of making
2. Discuss the change with your support team.
3. Identify the students needs during the medicaiton change.
4. Communicate with the appropriate campus offices if needed.
5. Know the school policies that may help.
Handling a medication change can be challenging, especially in the demanding college environment. However, with proper planning, communication, and support, your student can navigate this process successfully.
They don’t have to fall behind or consider dropping out. Instead, they can explore all available options well in advance to ensure a smoother academic journey during medication changes and other challenges.
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