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Mental Health Problems in Academic Staff and What Can Universities Do About It

I’ve already talked about a mental health crisis in academia in my previous Mental Health Issues Are Part of a PhD’s Job Description post. That article focused on issues concerning PhD students specifically. In this post, firstly, I’d like to focus on evidence of mental health problems in academic staff in general, not just in …

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Mental Health Issues Are Part of a PhD’s Job Description

In this blog post, I’d like to talk about the tacit acceptance of mental health problems in PhD students. Evidence of a Mental Health Crisis in Academia A Science article from March 2018 talks about a mental health crisis in academia. The article discusses the results of a Nature Biotechnology survey that concludes that there …

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The Ultimate List of Mental Health Studies on PhD Students

Last updated: November 2018 There is an excessive amount of anecdotal evidence on the internet in terms of PhD students experiencing mental health issues. Fortunately, this area has been receiving more and more attention and studies have been conducted to strive for a more systematic view of what exactly is happening. I tried to find …

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Why QuitYourPhD.com?

I created QuitYourPhD.com with the main goal of helping struggling PhD students decide if they should withdraw from their studies and supporting them through this transition. Additionally, I want to give prospective PhD students a better idea of what a PhD programme entails. Sadly, I think universities give an inaccurate portrayal of academic life and …

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