There is a great stigma about discussing one’s own mental health in our society. . .
This is a serious problem, especially in academia.
There is an even greater stigma attached to discussing your digestive troubles at work. Or sexual dysfunction. Or reproductive issues. Or any illness, to be honest.
I have to confess that I wouldn’t be super happy if colleagues started regaling me with any details of their medical histories. The only thing I welcome even less is hearing about the health issues of students.
God, can nothing just be private any more? Not every issue of one’s personal life requires a discussion group in the workplace.