DEPRESSION IN WOMEN IN SCIENCE: WHAT FEWER WOMEN MEANS FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

DEPRESSION IN WOMEN IN SCIENCE: WHAT FEWER WOMEN MEANS FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Depression and other mental health problems are surprisingly not so uncommon among women in science. 

Although there is no available data we may assume that fewer women in science cause mental health issues.

Because women have many challenges when they decided to pursue a career in science.

However, it is very strange to hear any scientists with hours and hours of study to have mental health problems. 

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

Maya Angelou

On the other women in science have many big obstacles in their path.

Hence the fact that there are so few in their working place it may affect them mentally if their employers are not taking actions against it.

Since isolation is very common in universities for female scientists, this only may be the cause of mental health issues and depression.  

But there are many other challenges the women have to face that may be the cause of mental burden in their lives.

In this episode, we are referring to the four main challenges on how they may affect the mental health of women in science.   

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increase the burden: It is easier to say “My tooth is aching" than to say “My heart is broken".

C. S. Lewis

So what do you think? Are you a woman in science that this sounds familiar? Please share your story below.

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So keep learning. Keep growing.

Konstantia

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