Mental Health in Grad School: Articles and Resources

The life of the mind can be a tough place for mental health. By sharing resources and experiences, we can work together to reduce shame and promote mental wellness for all students and faculty. This is a curated list of blogs, articles, and apps that may be of use to graduate students and advisors who are dealing with issues related to mental health. Please let me know of sources that have been useful to you so that I can consider them for inclusion.

Download a handy pdf version of this resource list that you can share with students, classmates, or colleagues here.



Chronically Academic 


Navigating Graduate School with Mental Illness

Student Experience Survey 2017: Investigating Well-Being at University [Research by a doctoral student at University of Manchester]

This is Your Mind on Grad School

Why Schizophrenia Need not Rob us of a Life in Academia

Dark Thoughts: Why Mental Illness is on the Rise in Academia

Paying Graduate School’s Mental Toll

This is Your Mind on Grad School

On Depression, and the Toll Academia Exacts

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

Mental Health Issues Among Graduate Students

There is a Culture of Acceptance Around Mental Health Issues in Academia

Blog by Dr. Nadine Muller  on Academia and Mental Health

Universities Urged to Tackle Mental Health Crisis

A Beautiful Mind [on schizophrenia]


A Confession [about anxiety and depression]

Depression and Academia: There’s No Such Thing as Enough [on depression]


A Hotel Room of One’s Own: Notes From an Anxious Traveler

Living with Anxiety as a Student Affairs Professional

How Anxiety Scrambles Your Brain and Makes it Hard to Learn

Managing an Anxiety Disorder in Academia is a Full Time Job

Life as an Anxious Scientist


Being Open in Academia: A Personal Narrative of Mental Illness and Disclosure

On “Coming Out” As Bipolar In Academia

Managing Your Mental Health in Academia (focus on bipolar disorder)

Upwards, Downwards, & Onwards: Being Bi-Polar in Academia


Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome







Because mental health and neurodiversity are often interrelated, also see the posts on neurodiversity on this blog.

Part 1 in this series: Hacking Grad School for Neurodiverse Grad Students

Part 2 in this series: Advising Neurodiverse Thesis and Dissertation Students

See Part 3 of this series Resources for Neurodiverse Grad Students and the Faculty who Advise Them


Download a handy pdf version of this resource list that you can share with students, classmates, or colleagues here.



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