Adult Mental Health in Education: Examining the Needs of Today’s Adult Learner

Winter 2023


Basic Literacy & Numeracy

Go to Resource
Go to Resource

Author(s): Kristen C. Eccleston Weinfeld Education Group

The paper discusses the importance of supporting adult learners with mental health needs in the education system. It highlights that a sizable portion of adults in the United States face mental health challenges, but many go untreated. The paper provides accommodations and strategies for educators to create inclusive and supportive learning environments.

These include offering options and processing time, flexible seating, and feedback opportunities. It also emphasizes the need for open communication, understanding, and resilience-building to help students succeed regardless of their mental health diagnoses.

ALE Journal Volume 5, Issue 1

Go to Resource