The Stigma on Mental Health Issues

This post was submitted by Yorick Peterse, PhD student at the Max Planck Society. Recently, Yorick collaborated on an article about the mental health of German doctoral researchers. *                    *                    * Arguably the biggest challenge in the … More The Stigma on Mental Health Issues

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Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

    A couple months ago, AMHC team member Lisa M attended the Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers (MPSAESCR) in Berlin. The event was held to connect alumni and early career researchers from all over the world, and to afford the opportunity to discuss with and learn from each other. Among … More Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

“I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study

  This week Tamsyn Hawken writes for the AMHC about social support. Simple or obvious as it may sound,  graduate school can be an isolating time in one’s life despite being surrounded by interesting people doing interesting work. Tamsyn talks to us about the difficulties and possibilities for finding meaningful social support in these contexts. *********** As … More “I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study