Though invisible, a mental health condition may constitute a disability, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students who have a diagnosed mental health condition, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or schizophrenia may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course or program that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate.
The Disability Resource Center is the office which works with students with all types of disability conditions (e.g. psychiatric, physical, vision, hearing, systemic, or learning disabilities), to ensure equal learning and working opportunities at the University of Minnesota.