In a graduate cohort of 10 incoming students, at least one may have attempted suicide, and up to half of the cohort is likely to be struggling with mental health concerns. … More Suicidality in Graduate School: Part 1
Taking self-care seriously has radical implications: putting our relationships, health, and wellness before our professional ambitions and obligations. … More Self-Care for the PhD Student
At this point, I want to emphasize that there is no shame in taking medication for mental illness. This doesn’t make you weak. If you had any other illness, like a cold, you would be taking medicine to treat it just the same … More When Stepping Back is Moving Forward
I’m optimistic that through a combination of shared experience, public psychoeducation, and advocacy, we can enact the kind of change that will enable those affected by mental illness to lead better lives. … More Meet Our Writers: Sara
We hope that higher education researchers will join our efforts by continuing to collect empirical data to better address the mental health needs of graduate students. … More The Status of Mental Health Research in Graduate Student Populations
The last thing you want as an ally is to make people feel like they have to be fake or “on” around you. … More What does it mean to be an ally to someone with a mental illness?
We’re figuring out how to tell your professor about your depression, learning tips for academic women of colour to find support, the rise of suicide in med students, and more. … More Link RoundUp: Readings on Mental Illness and Academia