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 and well-being 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.
Find Community Support
Use Planning Tools
- You@CSU supports graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
- Explore their vast resources, including wellness goal setting/planning tools
- They have advice for programs you can implement by yourself.
Review our Medical and Counseling Resources page for more information.