Mental Health

Section Summary

by Catherine Jenkins

In this section, we have defined the most common mental health problems, as well as shown the dramatic increase in student mental health concerns. Additionally, we have introduced various models of mental health, as well as the concept of neurodiversity. We have considered the use of accommodations, and their potential shortcomings. Finally, we have touched on some of the mental health resources available to students on and off campus. This section lays the groundwork for considering creatively designed assignments. As discussed in the following sections, Universal Design for Learning and the use of alternative creative assignments helps support all students to achieve their best success.


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