Mental Health among Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students: A Critical Perspective
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"I highly recommend Mental Health Among Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, and Graduate Students: A Critical Perspective as a very important source for presenting and examining the latest relevant scholarship concerning communication and mental health issues in higher education. We are living through a difficult time in modern society now, where mental health problems have challenged many people around the globe, especially those who are involved in academic life. Changes in the delivery of higher education, where new and evolving regulations related to pandemic prevention and control have dramatically altered the ways that students, faculty, and administrators are able to engage with one another have often fostered discomforting feelings of isolation, frustration, depression, and the strong need of social support. This book will help members of academic communities recognize these mental health communication needs and enable them to chart culturally competent and person-centered communication strategies for promoting wellbeing."
"This is a timely and important book, breaking new ground for future research in this area. Mental health in academia is endemic, but remains a taboo topic, and in the post-COVID era, where workload pressures and periods of isolation have been increasing, it is only set to worsen. Addressing this crisis, this volume's chapters are impressively extensive and diverse in their focus."
"Housel does it again, this time turning her critical view toward the mental health of faculty members. In this well-rounded, incisive, and research-informed collection of essays, the featured scholars call into question how mental health issues for faculty and staff are treated in the academy. Importantly, the authors offer both theoretical and pragmatic considerations related to mental health and well-being, making this an especially important read for academic administrators at all levels as well as for faculty members and graduate students who plan on entering the higher education sector. The book would also make an idea-stimulating and conversation-generating text for courses in management, higher education, psychology, communication studies, or sociology. I highly recommend this text!"