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More students heading to college with mental illness: How to prepare

Margaret Skoch of Cleveland felt a jumble of emotions as the day to leave for college neared. She was thrilled to be attending her dream school, Notre Dame University, her mother's alma mater. She was anxious about leaving home. And then there was her mental health. Skoch had been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety in high school. Although she was feeling confident and healthy, she worried her symptoms might return. That worry turned into a full-blown panic attack her first night in her dorm. It was the beginning of a rough few months. "I was really homesick. I called home every day crying," recalled Skoch, now a junior. "It was bizarre because I was so...

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