[Episode card image adapted from a Flickr photo by Bhernandez, used under the Creative Commons]
What is a “lifeguard”?
How did you decide to seek help?
What does help look like?
How is mental illness perceived in graduate school?
Am I alone if I seek out help?
- “Mental Health Issues Among Graduate Students” by Nash Turley
- The Illustrated Guide to a PhD (the image Halley described)
- Your school’s health service office
(Example: Princeton University’s Counseling and Psychological Services)
- “Normal is a distribution”
- “Paying Graduate School’s Mental Toll” by Carrie Arnold
Do you have any experiences to share? We’d love to talk about it further in the comments on our show notes at PhDinProgress.com/16 or /mentalhealth .
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Xue9983 left a great review saying how isolating grad school can be when you’re an international student trying to learn a whole new culture, presenting research in a different language, and dealing with the ignorance and arrogance of people: “So I am glad that I found this podcast when I was struggling through those things, questioning myself and why am I doing this PhD stuff. It is a friendly and helpful podcast. Keep up the good work!”
Thanks Xue. That really means a lot to us and we hope to record an episode about international students soon.