If you are struggling with your mental health, know that you are not alone. Mental health struggles are pervasive in academia, and are by no means a sign that you don’t belong. On this site you’ll find resources about mental health that have been recommended by other members of the department. Please note that these pages represent a collection of opinions – we are not licensed professionals, even if we know where to find them. (We are also constantly looking to expand this site, so if you would like to help contribute let us know!)
IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP: CAPS Emergency Assistance
COVID-19 special statement: There has been lots of talk about how this should be the ‘perfect time’ for us to pump out all of those old papers, finish data analyses, start a literature review, and plan your next field season, all while learning how to make the perfect sourdough loaf and teaching your kids how to be the leaders of tomorrow. Even without all of that pressure, this is a difficult time, especially for those of us struggling with mental health issues. Remember: even several months in, we are in the midst of a worldwide crisis, this is not business as usual! Be kind with yourself and remember that your safety and wellbeing are the most important things right now. See our special section on COVID-19/Crisis as an Academic for some thoughts on how to deal with this time in ways that can be simultaneously productive and kind to yourself. You can also find remote mental health resources during COVID-19 for Duke students, staff, and faculty by clicking here.