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
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
The prevailing beliefs and ideas about supporting mental health in academia are less than helpful … More Supervisor Perspectives: Check-Ins, Listening, and Establishing Structure
If you’re in a place where you want to do more to support the mental health of those around you, here are a few tips. … More 5 Ways to Be a Better Mental Health Ally (#Take5)
Several people pointed out there’s no mental health support for grads. … More Twitter Recap: #MHPhDChat
A big part of the problem lies in the silence of our supervisors. … More I am a PhD student. Why can’t I talk about mental health?
Not only is mental illness pervasive in academia, but there’s a paucity of research on mental health … More Hidden Mental Health Troubles in the Ivory Tower
“It’s very common to see students struggling with a mental illness” … More Supervisor Perspectives: Realistic Advice, Peer Support, and Career Options
If you’re unhappy it’s okay to make a change – you’re not alone. … More Grad students: You’re not trapped!
I believed that it wasn’t possible to be a grad student without being miserable. … More Supporting Your Colleagues Who Have Anxiety Disorders: Some Thoughts and Reflections