Stigma in the Workplace

Though I'm sure I've experienced stigma without even realizing it, my most memorable experience happened in 2002 or 2003, when I was still teaching as an adjunct (a part-timer) while searching for a tenure-track/full-time position at a 2- or 4-year college. The school where it occurred was my favorite to teach at, even though the commute... Continue Reading →

Psychiatrist #1 of 6

I've had 6 total psychiatrists in my life, and I'd like to describe them. As such, this is going to be a 3-parter, posted today and the next 2 Sundays. (I can bundle Psychiatrist #s 3-6 in one post.) When I was a senior in high school, an authority figure "recommended" that my parents seek... Continue Reading →

Facebook Quizzes & Stigma

Last week I took a Facebook quiz called What Does Your Facebook Vocabulary Say About You? Imagine my surprise when the answer was, A Crazy Person, as you can see from the screenshot. And it appears on what looks like a certificate, so apparently, I’m certifiably so. The answer was probably random, but it shouldn't... Continue Reading →

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