As younger generations of student affairs professionals become
more involved in the field and aware of their mental health
identity, there appears to be a disconnect between young professionals
and those who are older and keep the state of their mental
health hidden. The author questions whether young professionals’
openness about their mental health identity lines up with the
institutional/general professional expectations for dealing with
emotional trauma in their field. In this narrative, I discuss my
understanding of how student affairs professionals encounter
tragedy while holding their own mental health wellness. I will
further delve into how professionals can feel restricted in their
ability to voice their concerns about mental health, especially
because of the fear of judgement. I will be exploring this experience
through the story of my life as a live on professional in residence
life between Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Vereen, Chantel J.
"“Raining” in Your Emotions as a Student Affairs Professional,"
The Vermont Connection: Vol. 41
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol41/iss1/14