SMU News – Stuyvie Coleman ’21 seeks to bring hope and healing to students struggling with addiction and mental health. His personal quest is changing hearts and opening wallets – while saving lives.
By outward appearances, Stuyvie Coleman seemed to be living a normal, cheerful life as a first-year student. He played lacrosse, cultivated friendships through Greek life and kept up his grades. But mental health and substance abuse issues followed him from high school. Like many college students his age, he needed professional help.
As a struggling student determined to conquer addiction and depression, he joined an on-campus recovery or “process” group and became a regular. With the help of the group, his off-campus therapist and outpatient treatment, Coleman returned to campus for his sophomore year sober and mentally recovering. Four years later, four of the five people who first attended the group with Coleman are sober.
But not everyone is so fortunate. Coleman wants to make it easier for more students to get the support they need. Read the full article: https://www.smu.edu/stories/surrounding-others-with-support