I saw this blog posted on a friend’s Facebook page, and thought I would share it http://www.nashturley.org/2013/09/02/acknowledging-and-addressing-mental-health-issues-among-graduate-students/
Also, some mental illness facts Fact Sheet
I think it addresses a lot of the issues related to mental health in graduate students and how it is important to have a frank discussion about it. There is still to much fear related to mental illness and what it means. And just because you may not be “as bad” as somebody else doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to seek help. Questions to ask yourself: Do you know what mental health services are available to grads? Could you speak with somebody in your department about seeking counseling or therapy without judgment?