FeMS Virtual Happy Hour, March 8, 2023

A stigma around mental health in academia: where does it come from and what can we do?

Speaker: Olya Vvedenskaya

Academics are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders yet are less likely to seek treatment. Stigma is one of the highest ranked barriers to help-seeking for mental health problems. Sharing faculty stories is a powerful mechanism to reduce stigma, promote more open communication, and foster cultural change around mental health issues. Olya did her MD, PhD, and postdoc in translational medicine and mass spec. Currently she works as a scientific communications officer and devotes her spare time to academic mental health advocacy.

Register here: https://msacl-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdOyurj4jHtL6fpjiCM24g7Tkh5EewN36

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