Reading Round-Up – the student feedback whilst having depression, challenges and triumphs of discussing one’s mental illness in academia, and many more

Catch up on what we’ve been reading at the Collective this month. We have articles touching on the growing evidence of particular mental health vulnerabilities among graduate students, the challenges and triumphs of discussing one’s mental illness in academia, the unique experience of receiving feedback whilst dealing with a mental illness, the unique challenges facing … More Reading Round-Up – the student feedback whilst having depression, challenges and triumphs of discussing one’s mental illness in academia, and many more

Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

    A couple months ago, AMHC team member Lisa M attended the Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers (MPSAESCR) in Berlin. The event was held to connect alumni and early career researchers from all over the world, and to afford the opportunity to discuss with and learn from each other. Among … More Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

“I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study

  This week Tamsyn Hawken writes for the AMHC about social support. Simple or obvious as it may sound,  graduate school can be an isolating time in one’s life despite being surrounded by interesting people doing interesting work. Tamsyn talks to us about the difficulties and possibilities for finding meaningful social support in these contexts. *********** As … More “I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study