LDA works to create opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities to thrive, making it essential to address the correlation between learning disabilities and mental health issues.
Over 50% of individuals with learning disabilities are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Studies found that students with learning disabilities expressed more loneliness, more victimization, and were less social than their non-learning disabled peers.
LDA’s Mental Health Committee raises awareness about behavior, emotional, and mental health issues to support individuals with LD and their families.
See some of their resources below, which include an infographic explaining the connection between mental health and learning disabilities, and “Surviving in a Virtual World: A Webinar by LDA’s Mental Health Committee.”