Graduate students take charge on mental health care

Graduate students take charge on mental health care

When Wendy Ingram was a graduate student, a dear friend in her program who was struggling with depression died by suicide. “From our devastation, we decided to build something that would promote change,” Ingram says, describing how she and eight other graduate students in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley, went on to co-found the MCB Graduate Network in 2014. Since then, with support from the department, the peer network has promoted mental health awareness and offered a first port of call to MCB Ph.D. students as they navigate the pressures of...

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