As we all know the educational community is getting more and more diverse. It has all started in 1954 with the Brown vs. Board of Education case when segregated schools have been banned on a federal level. Since then a lot of progressive steps have been made, and as of today almost each and every American has free access to education.
But there are still people being stigmatized when talking about academic endeavors, such as students with psychiatric disabilities.
It is important to distinguish between the concepts of psychiatric disability and mental illness. Psychiatric disability is a person’s mental impairment that directly impedes a person’s life by affecting one or more of the major domains of human activity, such as professional or educational endeavors. While mental illness can rest idle in terms of colliding with one’s aspirations to apply for college, psychiatric disability is almost sure to stand in that way.
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