Dealing with Mental Health: A Guide for Professors

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

Caroline Anne Kovesi shares in University Affairs her perspective on what professors can do to better support students who are struggling with mental health concerns.

“Based on my own experiences as well as an initiative I ran last year through a anti-stigma mental health group that asked students to list practical ways their professors supported them in times of distress, I’ve compiled a list of suggestions for professors on how to support students with mental illness. The list is not complete or representative of every mental illness, nor do I claim to even begin to understand the challenges involved in being a professor. These are simply ideas borne from students like myself, eager for professors to better understand our experiences.”

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