Katie Rose Guest Pryal (UNC) writes here for Chronicle Vitae on “Shattering the Madness Monolith: On the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Psychiatric Disability. She also wrote another powerful column on mental health and the academy, “She’s So Schizophrenic!”: How Not to Alienate Your Colleagues with Psychiatric Disabilities.
My guess is that most of us have colleagues who suffer from mental illness, but they may not be “out.” How can we extend a helping hand without causing discomfort? What do we need to do to make it more acceptable to get help? To be help?