Academic accommodations can aid troubled veterans
Relocated to an empty clinic in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System after going public about dangerous patient care problems, Dr. Katherine Mitchell needed a project to stay busy. With the rate of suicides increasing within the Phoenix system, she started studying victims' case files and found a pattern that seemed tragically easy to address: of four who reported struggling in college, three had not received widely available, but little-known, academic accommodations for mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
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