Persistence U with Lizbeth

Episode 53: Why Does Mental Illness Inspire Vastly Different Reactions than Physical Illness? Conversation with Podcaster and Intelligence Officer Suswati Basu

January 19, 2022 Lizbeth Meredith Season 1 Episode 53
Persistence U with Lizbeth
Episode 53: Why Does Mental Illness Inspire Vastly Different Reactions than Physical Illness? Conversation with Podcaster and Intelligence Officer Suswati Basu
Show Notes

After a life she describes filled with a "tankload of trauma," Suswati Basu exceeded all expectations. She became a journalist. Later, an intelligence officer, and a fierce victim's advocate.

But then, her mental health took a turn.  Years after that, she became physically disabled.

You will learn:

*The  wildly different responses support systems too often afford those experiencing mental and physical disabilities.
* The social model of disabilities and the role of recovery colleges.
*How the myth of the inspirational disabled person is another form of discrimination.
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