Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues
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In this episode, we discuss
Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues. What is bipolar disorder like? What accommodations can we make for students. How can colleagues be more supportive?
- On bipolar disorder and her manic episode (2:39)
- The importance of a support network (6:42)
- What is Crip Time? (8:05)
- What are some accommodations we can make? (10:13)
- How we can be supportive (15:11)
- What Is Bipolar Disorder? by Helen M. Farrell. https://www.ted.com/talks/helen_m_farrell_what_is_bipolar_disorder?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
- “As a Disabled Person, Embracing ‘Crip Time’ Helped Me Define My Own “Normal”” by Javed Avidi Foundation. https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2020/10/embracing-crip-time-lessons-from-teaching-and-learning-during-the-pandemic/
- “Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time” by Ellen Samuels. https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5824/4684
- Price, Margaret. Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. University of Michigan Press, 2014.
About Kate Mohler
Kate Mohler earned a B.A. in English from Bemidji State University in Minnesota in 1989 and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University in 1994. She has taught composition for Mesa Community College since 1995. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016.
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