Disability Awareness Month 2021: Issues and needs of students with disabilities

According to the CDC, Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities. Call your doctor if your mental health gets in the way of your daily activities for at least 14 days in a month.

In the United States, 1 in 4 adults—61 million—have a disability. Many people will experience a disability at some point during their lives. Disabilities limit how a child or adult functions. These limitations may include difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.

Mental health problems can affect a student’s energy level, concentration, dependability, mental ability, and optimism, hindering performance. Research suggests that depression is associated with lower grade point averages, and that co-occurring depression and anxiety can increase this association.

Join the ISU Student Counseling Center as they focus on the issues and needs of students with disabilities and common concerns.

Register: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucuGuqzItG9K9paoV4LYUSfITe4OYYcRL

For more information, contact Elonda Ervin at elonda.ervin@indstate.edu

  • Event Date
    March 23, 2021
  • Start Time
    5:30 pm
  • End Time
    6:30 pm
  • Event Address
  • Event Contact
    Elonda Ervin
  • Phone
    (812) 237-8513
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Multicultural Services & Programs