Why not me? Why should I not participate in the Mental Health Diversity talks? – Janet Lin Craft
Living Room Talks – a way to discuss Mental Health Diviersity
Living room talks…what are some of your takeaways?
Talking as therapy
Hurt experienced- academia microaggressions,
Frustration with lack of progress in society ( still teaching)
and profession ( numbers same, small moves by all partners
Hope too: hoping for better
Understand small moves
How does your ethnicity/ culture look at mental health?
First gen- work mode
Trying to find someone like you….
Work, family, upbringing, mentors, work life integration, setting
Personal experience with Mental Health Diversity
Who would be your star struck guest on living room talks?
Unfamiliar people, becoming friends and colleagues and go-to
Saying yes, being open and honest
“Open book”, ask me anything
Mental Health diversity…what are the struggles?
Finding someone like you
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NATA resources: EDAC, ATs CARE
Seeing people, really see them, be uncomfortable (question yourself and others)
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