mental health

9/19 Links from the Editor

by Danny Barringer September 19, 2014

Haven’t posted anything for a bit, so I’ve had a lot of time to accumulate interesting stories and articles. Here we go! Study: Male Scientists Want to Be Involved Dads, but Few Are – As a male who eventually wants to be a father possibly in academia, this is a problem. There’s a lot of […]

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Two Astronomers Named Sarah Survive Academia with this One Simple Trick!

by Guest July 23, 2014

Dr. Sarah Ballard completed her PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University in 2012 and is now a NASA Carl Sagan fellow at the University of Washington. She’s written articles for the Harvard Crimson and for the Women in Astronomy blog about parental leave, values affirmation, and the intelligence of groups. On her website, […]


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Learning to Accept Rejection, the Likely Outcome for Most of our Proposals

by Jane October 28, 2013

The other day a postdoc told me that his big telescope proposal was rejected. He’d also gotten a rejection letter for a scientific fellowship he’d applied for.* He seemed really bummed out. I felt bad for him — rejection is a bummer. As a co-I on the proposal and one of his letter-writers, I was […]


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Resources for mental health issues

by Chris Crockett August 16, 2013

For some light Friday reading, John Johnson has compiled a collection of posts on mental health issues, including resources on depression, imposter syndrome, and work-life balance. Click here to read more.  


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Grad School Blues

by Jess K July 26, 2013

A few years back UC Berkeley did a study of the mental health of graduate students. The results were quite astounding. The study found that 67% of graduate students said they had felt hopeless at least once in the last year; 54% felt so depressed they had a hard time functioning; and nearly 10% said […]


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