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Jallicia Jolly's picture

Graduate Student Mental Health Matters

Is academia a contributing factor to mental and emotional health problems? How are universities and their institutional cultures contributing to these issues? Is there space to have these discussions? Who will listen?

Word cloud in the shape of a head.

A 2017 study reports that one-third of Ph.D. students are at risk of having or developing a common psychiatric disorder like depression.


The views expressed in this post are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Rackham Graduate School or the University of Michigan.

Deanna Montgomery's picture

Unusual Advice: Take a Class Outside Your Field

As a third-year Ph.D. student, having finished all of my required courses and much to the confusion of many of my friends and colleagues, I decided to take an additional class during a semester when I already had little time to spare. While there were times that my schedule regretted it because of my love-hate relationship with over-commitment, I found this experience of my graduate career to be one that I would not trade.

Here are some of the reasons why I stand by my decision and encourage you to consider doing the same:

Shweta Ramdas's picture

On Communicating Science

Shweta giving her talk.

Shweta giving her talk.


The views expressed in this post are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Rackham Graduate School or the University of Michigan.

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