WHAT IS PHD BALANCE?
Did you know almost half of PhD and graduate students struggle to maintain their mental health?
PhD Balance is a new project, designed for and by graduate students to address this issue.
Our mission? To empower students to grow their own resilience and work towards success in and after their graduate training.
We need a new space to create resources and connect with others; a space where people can choose to be anonymous and feel more safe.
PhD Balance will be that space.
We started with the goal of creating a collaborative community to discuss mental health in graduate school. From the beginning, we have focused on providing support, starting the conversation, and showing the faces of academics to increase visibility and awareness.
We will offer resources from webinars to monthly challenges, from worksheets to guides on talking with advisers. We will host conversation forums to discuss common, or uncommon, adversity and hurdles.