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Panel Gives Students with Anxiety and ADHD a Voice

October 11, 2019

Tawas City junior Bren Sowerby has dealt with attention deficit disorder, dissociative disorder and tics since he was five years old. In the spring, Sowerby was hospitalized because of his mental health. The music theater major spent more than half of a month away from classes and is still dealing with repercussions. Most professors were unhelpful upon his return, he said. However, Sowerby had an accommodating music theater professor, who allowed him to observe and absorb missed information. As a result, Sowerby said he later gave his best performance ever. "I try to be transparent for those who can't be," Sowerby said. "Mental disorders can be hard to talk about. There needs to be a general consensus of care in a classroom environment." Read More