Welcome to The Committed Podcast, where with each episode, we’ll be interviewing a different individual about their experience in higher ed, their experience with mental illness, and how they’ve combined the two. We hope you’ll join us to hear these fascinating stories and learn more about why it’s important to stomp out the stigma around mental illness in higher ed.
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Kristen talks to a residence life professional from Canada in this episode where we discuss the issues with asking our higher education staff to work harder instead of working smarter. Listen in to learn more about their story, including how they first discovered their depression through physical symptoms and with the diagnosis of their primary care physician, and how they learned to care for themselves by recognizing the limits on their energy.
In this episode, Kristen talks with Gavin Henning about his experience with depression – including the long journey to discovering that the problem for him was actually depression. He shares with us his experience trying to cope with his depression with alcohol abuse. Give this episode a listen to find out more about Gavin’s path in higher ed with depression.
On this episode, we talk about having anxiety as a man of color, how our partners and network make all the difference in providing us the support we need, and what the positive aspects of having anxiety in higher ed can be.
In our first full episode, I get a chance to talk to a woman who is a Ph.D. student in counseling and experiences depression. She talks to us about how her mental illness can impact her studies, her work as a therapist in the campus counseling center, and her ability to teach her classes. In addition, she talks about the stigma surrounding a therapist with a mental illness.