Postsecondary education: Kindling opportunities for people with mental illness

Priscilla Ennals, Ellie M. Fossey, Carol A. Harvey, Eoin Killackey

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Abstract

Education is recognized in many sectors of society as essential for empowerment and better lives, and postsecondary education is increasingly a prerequisite for many occupations. Given its onset in late adolescence and early adulthood, mental illness frequently disrupts secondary or tertiary education, and resulting lower educational attainment contributes to reduced lifetime employment and earning potential. Yet, supporting people with mental illnesses to pursue postsecondary education offers pathways to vocational qualifications and more diverse opportunities for employment and career advancement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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