An anonymous blogger shares their experiences of being discriminated against and bullied due to their mental health issues. Is mental illness nothing more than an inconvenient expense for university departments?
Category: Academia & Mental Health
An early-career academic writes about their struggles with depression and chronic anxiety.
16 April 2014, The Guardian Higher Education Network. I wrote this opinion piece in response to the ongoing debates about mental health issues in academia.
One of the hardest things about hearing about a PhD student who was harassed by a lecturer, and who then committed suicide while the lecturer kept his job, was that I wasn’t surprised. It’s not that I didn’t think the story was horrendous – I did. It’s that like most...
The current focus on mental health in academia is a topic that has always been close to my heart. I suffered from bouts of depression and mania for all of my teenage years and was officially diagnosed as bi-polar in my undergraduate degree. I look back on this period and...
6 March 2014, The Guardian Higher Education Network. I was invited to comment on academia and mental health for this article.