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How Ableism Contributed to Me Leaving Graduate School

A few weeks ago, I finished reading the book “Life of the Mind Interrupted” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. This book completely changed how I view the struggles and barriers I encountered while in college, both undergrad and grad school.

I don’t remember how I came across the book, but it’s about mental illness and disability in higher education. The entire time I was thinking about my college experience and how much extra effort I had to put in due to my cerebral palsy and mental illness when at the time it felt like all that extra work was “what I had to do to survive.”

I was working on my undergrad from 2011-2014, and I was in the graduate phase of a program in physical therapy from 2014 to October 2016 when I had to leave because my mental

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A few weeks ago, I finished reading the book “Life of the Mind Interrupted” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. This book completely changed how I view the struggles and barriers I encountered while in college, both undergrad and grad school.
Whenever someone does something really bad, I brace myself to hear if it will be because of terrorism or mental illness. I think almost everyone with a psychotic disorder, and I’m sure many other types of disorders, must. We wait to see what is going to be blamed, and because of that, who is going to be further stigmatized. About 1% of the population has schizophrenia, yet a significant part of that 1% does not identify themselves publicly. Some may be private people, but others may be afraid of the stigma associated with psychosis.

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