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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia

By Claire Shaw and Lucy Ward
The Guardian
Originally published March 6, 2014

Mental health problems are on the rise among UK academics amid the pressures of greater job insecurity, constant demand for results and an increasingly marketised higher education system.

University counselling staff and workplace health experts have seen a steady increase in numbers seeking help for mental health problems over the past decade, with research indicating nearly half of academics show symptoms of psychological distress.

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