I applied to live on campus for college. They weren’t able to give me a single room unless I filed for a medical exemption. I was really bummed out because I didn’t want to reveal all my medical details. I didn’t really have any other options, didn’t think I would get it because of my diagnoses of schizophrenia and social anxiety disorder.
My psych filled out a lot of paperwork. I waited about two weeks, pretty much gave up hope that I would get it. I mean those are serious disorders. Then I got the email with my approval, and a really nice room in one of the newest dorms all to myself. If it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t have been able to go. Feeling blessed, so thankful to my pysch who explained to them that I wasn’t a risk to anyone or myself.
Discrimination is real, I don’t usually ever tell people about my schizophrenia anymore. Feels good to be welcomed on campus with everyone else, illness or not.