The 2019 Summit theme, “Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being in Graduate Education,” addresses a critical issue that affects graduate education leaders across the world. Several recent studies suggest that graduate students are at greater risk for stress and depression than those of the general population. One study found that 39% of surveyed graduate students suffered from depression, as compared to 6% of the general population. Other work indicates that graduate students’ mental health is more typical for their age groups. Most would agree that they face a range of challenges, including social isolation, imposter syndrome, concerns about job placement, and financial strains. Addressing these concerns while working to destigmatize mental health treatment has become a priority in the graduate education community, but many wonder where to begin.
The 2019 Global Summit on Graduate Education will address the many ways the international graduate education community currently works to support health and well-being in graduate education. We will also consider areas for improvement, including assessing points of intervention, training mentors, cultivating supportive environments, improving access to campus health services, and improving internal reporting structures. In addition, we will examine how individually and collectively we can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.
The 2019 Summit is generously sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and ProQuest.
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