Welcome to the fourth and final episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. Throughout the series, we have highlighted the perspectives of students, mental health activists, college administrators, and public safety officers.
But, mental illness and loneliness? For many, they don’t begin in college. Not even close.
In this episode, we’ll hear from an Ithaca College student who began experiencing mental health challenges long before she left for college.
Brontë Cook and John Turner reported and produced this piece. Laura Rosbrow-Telem, the news director at WRFI, directed and mixed this episode. Mars Booker and Elena Piech wrote and produced the theme music. All other music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions under a Creative Commons license. We especially want to thank Engaged Cornell and The Sophie Fund for supporting this collaboration and The Park Foundation for supporting the Park Scholars Program and WRFI.
*This piece first aired on WRFI Community Radio News on Dec. 14. A transcript is soon to follow below.
Episode 4: College student who immigrated to U.S. as child shares mental health barriers and how she’s learned to cope