No one understands the unique challenges faced by graduate students like other grad students: the financial pressures, the academic struggles with research or advisors, or simply the day to day issues of balancing life and graduate school.
If you would like to connect with other grads on your campus there are numerous opportunities available. Your grad council or graduate assemble is a great source of peer support, along with opportunity to influence the university in representing the grads in your department. As a faith-based service organization, Grad Resources will possibly have small groups of grads who enjoy discussing faith and academic issues by hosting faculty speakers, reviewing a paper, or having a panel of grads on surviving grad school. If interested in connecting with a grad group, click here. Your Student Life office may have other options for grads on your campus.
Make a point of becoming aware of the danger signs of depression, get help (800-GRAD-HLP), get connected and get on with your degree with a healthier sense of balance in life!