Experiencing Depression as a Teacher: A Guest Post by TIMB Alum, Ben Boruff

Experiencing Depression as a Teacher: A Guest Post by TIMB Alum, Ben Boruff

“I quickly learned two things: 1) relatability is a powerful thing, and 2) strength and vulnerability
are not mutually exclusive. My students exemplified the second fact. After I shared my
experiences with depression, some students felt comfortable telling me about their experiences
with mental illness, and the amount of perseverance and perspicacity that they displayed in their
stories was staggering.”

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