On Friday, Jan. 31 around 6:30 p.m. the provost’s office sent out a campus-wide email to faculty, staff and students announcing that no requests for university-sponsored travel to China will be considered until alerts from the State Department are lifted.
Why do we categorize people with physical or mental limitations as disabled? This never made sense to me, even when I was a kid. I’d prefer the term handicapped over disabled because, in my mind, I was never a non-functional human.
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.