Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion Releases a New Monograph and Seeks Survey Participants

The NIDRR-funded Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion announces the availability of a new monograph focusing upon the intimacy concerns of individuals with mental health condition:

Addressing the Intimacy Interests of People with Mental Health Conditions: Acknowledging Consumer Desires, Provider Discomforts and System Denial

Acknowledging that sexual intimacy is a lifelong priority for all men and women, the monograph reviews current mental health research on the topic, the issues raised by men and women with mental health conditions with regard to the barriers they face in developing satisfactory intimate lives, and the uneasiness of most community mental health practitioners in discussing intimacy and sexuality with the people they serve.  The monograph, which offers initial recommendations for the mental health community, seeks to initiate a national dialogue on these issues.

This document and many other resources are available through the Temple Collaborative’s website.

Seeking University Faculty with Mental Health Issues

The Temple University Collaborative and Spelman College seek the participation of college and university faculty in a survey that aims to gather information about disclosures of mental health issues by faculty in academic settings. This is the first large scale survey that aims to gather information not only about how many faculty members experience mental health issues but also what that experience is like and how it affects their work lives.

The survey is comprised of various topics including diagnoses, hospitalizations, relations with co-workers, and experiences of disclosure at work. The survey team understands that some of these topics may be distressing or triggering, and have taken great care to ensure that the survey is as safe as possible. It is completely anonymous, and participants may skip any questions they wish.  Pilot testers have found the survey takes approximately 15 minutes but will vary by participant and how much open-ended information is included.

If you have any questions about this research project, please email the survey team at facultydisclosureproject@gmail.com, or call Dr. Margaret Price at 404/270-5579. You may also email facultydisclosureproject@gmail.com if you’d like to take part in the interview portion of the study but would rather not fill out the survey.

We are posting this information as a courtesy to our readers. We are not directly affiliated with this institution and have no further information regarding this opportunity. For additional information, please contact project personnel directly.

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