Health, mental (see also Self-care)

  • Mary E. Hunt


Your good mental health is essential to your career. Clearly, many factors pose a challenge to it—stress, prejudice, economic problems, genetic predisposition, personal history, and physical problems. Do yourself and your colleagues who depend on you a favor by making your mental health a priority to prevent burnout. Consider therapy, a leave of absence, a change in job, anything that will bring you back to mental health and keep you centered. There is no reason to share your mental health history with prospective employers, but be sure to consult the institution’s human resources department and get to know and use your options.

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