You should be proactive about your health and wellness. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are significantly more likely than the general population to report symptoms of depression and related anxiety. In addition to the academic progression, work-life balance, financial concerns, professional relationships (advisor, mentee), and social interactions, we know your position presents unique challenges. Below are preventive actions you can take as a starting point for building your plan. Explore other CSU resources to build a plan that works for you.
Wellness planning is part of the Personal Development Competence in the Competencies Road Map. To start on your Personal Development, download this Competencies Road Map reminder with a Wellness Planning checklist.
- Full time student fees cover access to Campus Recreation resources.
- There are lots of student groups that can provide fun and regular exercise.
- CSU hosts many Intramural Sports.
- Consider nutrition alongside your physical activity. Read the Fall 2020 Gold Papers from graduate students out of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.