Mental Health Promotion in Schools

Volume: 2

Students Coping with Chronic Physical Conditions

Author(s): Laura L. Myers and Allison M. Wiman

Pp: 177-209 (33)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083230116020011

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Students with chronic physical conditions may experience substantial risk of undesirable outcomes in school. The experience of physical challenges may synergistically affect mental health and school performance. School personnel and families may experience additional stress meeting the needs of students for whom the expertise or resources necessary for care provision is insufficient. Information, support, and effective programming can result in a more desirable outcome for everyone. While often considered synonymous with disability, these are distinct issues.

Keywords: Absenteeism, Chronic illness, Chronic mental condition, Chronic physical condition, Family functioning, Side effects, Suicide, Symptoms.

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