Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Economics discussing mental health

Following the suicide of Alan Kreuger, a conversation has gotten started in the Economics field about mental illness, mental health and how best to take care of the faculty community.

The entire article is worth your time and attention - this part stuck with me:
After hearing of Krueger’s suicide, Beggs used Twitter to implore people to talk more about mental illness. “We need to stop thinking that professional success shields people from depression and the like,” she wrote. And “we need to remember that economists are still people, with all of the messiness that that entails, even when they appear hyperrational regarding economic matters.”

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