We inspire each other
We are a diverse group of graduate students, postdocs and professionals with different backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about creating a space to have conversations about mental health in academia. Dragonfly Mental Health is an international organization that spreads awareness of mental health issues within academia. Together, we have created a conference and are curating resources from across the globe to support our peers.
Over the past few years, the importance of mental health in higher education, especially among students, has been brought to light. To address the issue locally, we have developed some tools and gathered resources. However, implementing new ideas is challenging, and systemic resistance often poses a problem. We recognize that this is not a unique challenge, which is why we decided to organize this international conference to approach the problem as a community.
Provide a safe and collaborative platform for you to share your knowledge and learn from others
Normalize the discussion of mental health, prioritize work-life balance, and discourage the glorification of toxic work culture
Provide tools and accumulated resources to start building your own support network
Make the conference and resources accessible to anyone worldwide
Promote a healthier academic environment by fundraising for non-profit organizations starting with Dragonfly Mental Health