Knowledge translation as remedy to grad school mental health issues

July 18, 2017

“When we explain what we do, we learn who we are,” writes Ardon Shorr in a reflection on how learning to translate academic knowledge for non-academic audiences can be an antidote to the mental health challenges of grad school. One of the main reasons cited for depression among grad students is academic disengagement, Shorr notes, which is why it is imperative for grad students to remain in touch with the core motives that brought them to grad school. Further, learning to connect with non-academic audiences can help prepare grad students for non-academic careers, which Shorr notes is a stressful reality facing many of these students today. Chronicle of Higher Education