New study says graduate students' mental health is a "crisis"
Study finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors.
Mario L. Small
PhD candidates show extraordinary levels of anxiety and depression. Mentors can play major role. We can do better.
Dr. Tara C. Smith
Still so much stigma around anxiety & depression and it's actively harming our students. I've been there; many faculty have in the past or present. Please try to talk with someone you trust.
Jay Van Bavel
I'm definitely going to make this part of my lab meeting. We all see success, but the setbacks are usually just out of view. I wonder how much of the depression & anxiety in grad school is because student see others' success, but suffer failure alone.
"Study finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors." - Strikingly high only if this is surprising to you
M. Natasha Rajah
If you’re experiencing mental health issues, pls reach out to your mentor. We’re here to provide support and guidance. If your mentor is unavailable - talk to peers, family or your university counselling services. Help is available. #MentalHealthMatters
inorganic african feminist
Last week I had a near panic attack on the train because the thought of spending time in the academy after an exhausting & overstimulating week put me over the edge.
New study says graduate students' mental health is an issue...
Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students:“Our results show that graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population”.
Jin X. Goh | 吴晋勋
Grad students struggle with anxiety and depression at higher rates than the general population. There usually arent alot of resources for them (money, time, access to mental health professionals) and universities need to address this.
Inside Higher Ed
Graduate students are more than 6 times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population, according to a new study
Study shows mental health crisis for #graduate #students. Why we need to focus on #wellbeing and #healthy work cultures in #graduateschools
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Academic Twitter: if you are depressed or anxious, you are not alone. You are far from alone. This is just the latest study to show that graduate students are more vulnerable to mental health struggles- especially when they don't have mentor support
Not surprising. Imagine if you were interning at a company and you only interacted with *the* most accomplished senior leaders. And your only job responsibility was to impress them, in their own field. Welcome to graduate school.
There's evidence that grad & professional students experiment anxiety & depression at high rates - & a new survey study this month has highlighted this, finding nearly 40% of grad students are struggling w/ depression
Important piece by Colleen Flaherty (Inside Higher Ed) on mental health crisis among graduate students. Grad students six times more likely than general public to experience depression and anxiety.
Study finds "strikingly high" rates of #depression and #anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors. #mentalhealth #phdlife
Jason H. Moore, PhD
Graduate students are 6x more likely to suffer from #depression than the general population
#phd #phdchat #graduateschool #academia
Study shows graduate students are more than 6 times as likely to experience depression and anxiety than the general population. Cites lack of work/life balance and inactive mentorship
Graduate students need more mental health support, a new study demonstrates
non OA paper
‘Some 39 percent of respondents [grad students] scored in the moderate-to-severe depression range, as compared to 6 percent of the general population measured previously with the same scale.’
C. Savio Chan
Dr Liz Tunbridge
This is a huge issue. As a supervisor, if a student can talk to me I support them, but so hard to see someone struggling who can't ask for help. Help&guidance is needed. Sure some PIs are arseholes but most of us want to help but don't always know how...
We do it with addressing student mental health.
Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students. #education #depression
New study says graduate students' mental health is a
This sounds alarming. - I might be wrong, but classifying this mainly as a mental health crisis might unduly individualise the issues and obscure a salient social factor: lack of solidarity. "Mental Health Crisis for Grad Students"