Photo of two students in conversation while one holds a clipboard
Trendy hipster Hispanic college age girl is smiling while sitting at tabe in library with group of friends. Students are working in study group to prepare for exam while using laptop computers, digital tablets, and other technology.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics’ Sarah Cain Spannagel discusses mental health challenges of college

6 things parents should know about mental health before sending a kid to college

NBC: Sarah Cain Spannagel, clinical instructor in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, said that many parents do not realize that once kids are older than 18, privacy laws limit colleges in what they can communicate to parents about their students’ mental health. In some cases, she said, parents might want to submit signed documents from their students giving the colleges more freedom to tell them if their children suffer a medical issue on campus, either mental or physical.