Mental Health Disabilities


According to Title 5, mental health disability means a persistent psychological or psychiatric disorder, or emotional or mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

A psychological disability must be verified by a licensed or certified professional (licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or Marriage and Family Therapist -- MFT.) The accommodations for a student with a psychological disability must be defined in Title 5 regulations as a disability-related support service. Accommodations may not include psychotherapy.


Testing accommodations

  • Extended time
  • Periodic breaks
  • Distraction-reduced environment

Equipment loan

  • Tape recording of lectures