The need for new mental health solutions for PhD students

January 24, 2018

Stressful postgraduate environments do not lead to solidarity, writes Alfredo Cumerma, but instead to the impoverishment of research. Cumerma highlights the findings of research on the topic of mental health in the academy from across the world, and identifies causes for mental health problems in increasing demands for research and publications, a lack of work-life boundaries, and a lack of career opportunities after graduation. The article cites research from universities across Europe, and calls for further investigation into how PhD programs and work environments can be improved for the students in them.

Times Higher Ed