A&M-Commerce Student Profiled in Dallas Morning News Article on Mental Health Challenges

A&M-Commerce education student Abigail McGowan is featured in a recent Dallas Morning News article highlighting the growing mental health crisis among children and adolescents in Texas and beyond.

Noting the mental health challenges McGowan faced transitioning from high school to college, the article describes how training programs for primary care providers such as pediatricians can help improve their ability to identify and address mental health concerns early.

Since first seeking help, McGowan completed her first year at A&M-Commerce studying to be an elementary school teacher.

“I want people to know that there is a way through it and that life has meaning and that you have purpose,” McGowan said in the article.

A&M-Commerce students experiencing mental health challenges are encouraged to visit the Counseling Center website or call 903.886.5145 to learn about on-campus resources. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline may be reached by calling 988.

(Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News)