Tag Archives: Mental Health

The Demonisation of Average

I recently read this article from The Guardian, which talks about the culture of acceptance around poor mental health in academia. There’s a focus on PhD students here, but I think this could apply to all stages of the academic … Continue reading

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Current Research: Benefits of Pokémon Go

Myself and Dr Catherine Flick are currently carrying out research into the mental health benefits of playing Pokémon Go! We’re interviewing players in the field, and also asking people to complete an online survey, which can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PokemonMHContinue reading

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Mental Health Support, Communities, and Reddit

I’ve never really been a Reddit user; I don’t have an account, but I occasionally read some stuff there. In the past 2 weeks I’ve spent some time lurking at Reddit’s Radiohead sub. I’m a fan of Radiohead, and wanted … Continue reading

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Mental health during a PhD

There has been some discussion this week of mental health and PhD students online and I’ve found it particularly relevant as I’m in the writing up process. This Guardian article sums it up nicely, why do PhD students have higher … Continue reading

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Mental Health, Mass Shootings and Tragedy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-mental-illness-conversation_n_2311009.html?utm_hp_ref=tw This morning I read the above article. It’s about a woman whose son is struggling with an undiagnosed mental illness that causes him to occasionally be violent, aggressive and threaten suicide. She is worried that when he grows up, … Continue reading

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