Invited Talk - Splinter Careers

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 09:05   (virtual room A)

It’s OK to not be OK - confronting the mental health crisis in academia

Elliot Brown (1), Manuela Schuetze (2)
1: Arden University, 2: Minddistrict GmbH, Berlin

There’s a quiet crisis going on in academia that many don’t want to talk about. Mental health gets little attention and often less support. Stigma and a lack of resources are only one of the many elements fueling this silent epidemic. We want to give you some tools to help you fight the stigma, to get yourselves and others talking openly about mental health, and to know where to go to get support and resources right now. We will also be doing a live mindfulness meditation session as a relaxing interlude to the conference.