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The Right of Persons with Mental Disorders to Education as an Element of Their Social Protection (Comparative Analysis)
Mental health disorders are increasingly recognised as a serious, worldwide public health concern. Untreated, mental health issues may lead to functioning poorly at school and, at it worst, result in suicide, which is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds, according to World Health Organisation. That being said, one must recognise the underlying obstacles that prevent students with mental health disorders from exercising their right to education. Keeping in mind that higher levels of education are strongly associated with a wide range of positive outcomes, including better health and wellbeing, one must consider exercising the right for education of students with mental health issues as a matter of their social protection and observe legal implications of it.