Launching the PhDepression

$690 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 6 months
Created July 12, 2018
Almost half of PhD’s and PhD students struggle to maintain their mental health. This huge invisible population suffers from anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. The hidden mental health epidemic in Higher Education reduces productivity and creativity in research, slowing progress and weakening the community.

Feelings of isolation and fear of stigma prevent people from seeking help. @ph_d_epression provides a platform for people to share and discuss their experiences to disrupt the cycle of secrecy and shame. We show the faces of mental health issues – smiling, successful, normal faces – to increase visibility and awareness of the people struggling.

By sharing stories of Phds and future PhDs overcoming mental health issues, we are building an international community that accepts emotional well-being as a component of health and performance. #visibilitymatters

WHY we need money:
Professional SquareSpace Website (platform for all users): $220 per year
Online and print marketing: $50
Setting up the LLC: $200

None of the funds raised will be personally used by The PhDepression Team members. All will be used to build and support this community or will be returned.

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$690 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 6 months
Created July 12, 2018
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