Want support or simply want to educate yourself on mental health and wellness? Follow this link for the newly launched McGill website on mental health: http://mcgillmentalhealthhub.ca
One of the main roadblocks faced by those seeking help is the misconception that help is not necessary. In much of the McGill graduate student population, seeking help or displaying signs of difficulties is perceived as a mark of social, cultural, psychological, or cognitive shortcoming. These situations generate an even more complex set of difficulties that can ultimately result in a feeling of isolation and of misunderstanding of what seeking help actually means.
The videos feature interviews with graduate students at McGill who have faced struggles with mental health in their lives and have sought help. The scope of help discussed encompasses all avenues of assistance and support. This is a unique project initiated by graduate students to raise awareness on the particularities of the graduate studies experience from the perspective of mental health.