How To Use Our Website

Welcome to the Academic Mental Health Collective (AMHC). We hope that the content we prepare for you is helpful and engaging. In order to navigate our website and decide if it is useful for you, please read through where we might be helpful and unhelpful:

HELPFUL IF…

  1. You are looking to expand your understanding of your diagnosis/psychological vulnerability and how it might play out in the context of the grad school environment. Our blogs, personal stories, and resource links will be helpful.
  2. You are looking to hear from and interact with others who might be dealing with similar issues in the higher education contextOur social media forums, blogs, and personal stories will be great for you. Get on board and leave your comments. Start a conversation. Write a blog for us!
  3. You are looking for information on how to get help and support. Our blogs and information pages can provide you with useful tips, numbers and general guidelines on sources of support.
  4. You are wondering if you are “weird”, “unstable” and “unfit” because of your struggles. Our blogs, personal stories, and resource links we hope, will normalize some of your experiences and prompt you to move towards helpful action.

UNHELPFUL IF…

  1. You are looking for a specific diagnosis for the distress you are experiencing. Your doctor, University student services, Counsellor, Psychologist and/or a Psychiatrist are the best people to arrange that for you.
  2.  You are looking for therapy or an intervention to manage your distress/symptoms. Your doctor or a Psychologist and/or a Psychiatrist are the best people to work with you on brief or long term interventions for you.
  3. You are feeling suicidal or having the urge to self-harm and would like help. Please be sure to call the emergency number for your country or service area, or contact a suicide helpline advertised for your local area. They are prompt and understand how best to help you with the distress you are experiencing.
  4. You are looking to get advice on specific issues you are dealing with. The website aims to provide general information and perspectives coming from individual experiences of living with mental illness and vulnerability. These may be helpful to get a general idea, but may not be suitable for your individual circumstance.
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