CAPS Embedded psychologist Laura Monshau was recently featured in a Rackham Graduate School Q&A on "Grad Student Well-Being." Dr. Monshau shares about common graduate students issues, resources, recommendations, and general reflections on grad school and mental health.
There are so many twists and turns that will happen in life, and you can only prepare so much. Graduate students feel like they have to have it all laid out. Even those tough things that happen can be beneficial in ways we can’t expect. I don’t like to dwell too much on talking about silver linings in my counseling, particularly when people are struggling, but I really do believe that. I spent so much of my time as a graduate student planning and thinking, “How do I get to this internship?” or “How do I get this and that?” and it turned out completely different than I expected. Life happens, and graduate school is just one chapter of that.
Find the full interview HERE.