You should open up to someone you trust
Editor's Note: The Leibniz Network conducted a series of webinars to help researchers manage their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video was originally published as part of this series and has been republished here with permission. The original video can be accessed here.
In this seventh part of the Leibniz Network webinar series on mental health, Dr. Hendrik Huthoff (Head of Education at Jena School for Microbial Communication and mental health advocate) talks about how an incident during his PhD days made him reach out to his brother for support and eventually seek professional help for his wellbeing and mental health.
Watch the entire webinar series:
- Part 1: Mental health and well-being resources during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Part 2: Don’t be afraid to reach out to others and offer them support during COVID-19
- Part 3: Common misconception – Only those with problems in their research face mental health issues
- Part 4: Dear researchers – It’s alright to ask for help when you need it!
- Part 5: Grow stronger by accepting your limitations
- Part 6: Try to be compassionate to yourself and to others
- Part 8: Online therapy sessions might help you get through these tough times!
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