Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015  Healthcare, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Charles Ornstein reports:

During her senior year at Yale University, Andrea faced spiraling depression and anxiety. She sought treatment at the campus health center, where she received medication and therapy.

By the final week of classes, though, her struggles had grown more intense. Andrea was drinking heavily and contemplating suicide. She was hospitalized against her will for a week.

Andrea, who asked that only her first name be used to protect her privacy, was 21 years old, just a few weeks shy of graduation. But when she was sent to the hospital, the university’s mental-health center decided to notify her parents — even though records show her health providers knew she had a broken relationship with them. Andrea said they didn’t even know she was receiving treatment.

Read more on Chronicle of Higher Education. This piece was co-published with ProPublica.

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