People with psychiatric disabilities have a persistent psychological condition that can impair their ability to learn, interact socially and work. Conditions include: serious clinical depression; bipolar disorder; certain anxiety disorders; and post-traumatic stress disorder. In cases of learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, and/or psychiatric disabilities, people may not be aware that there are campus resources available.
When you suspect a person may have a psychiatric disability:
1. Seek assistance. The following resources are available to help you.
- Educational Access Center (208) 426-1583
- University Health Services (208) 426-1459
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (208) 426-1527
2. Submit a Care Report.
- Speak to the person in private about your concerns.
- Acknowledge the difficulties the person is experiencing.
- Assume the person knows s/he may qualify for assistance.
- Assume the person wants to receive assistance.
- Pressure the person to acknowledge his/her disability.
- Speak to the person in a derogatory manner.
Submit a Care Report