Burnout of a Graduate Student

Lucas Araiza/The Occidental

Burnout. A word that all graduate students know regardless of their area of study. This experience occurs when one’s mental, physical, and emotional abilities have been exhausted.

It is kind of ironic (and telling) that students in a doctoral psychology program suffer from burnout given that we are supposed to be “experts” on mental health and self-care. “You’re studying psychology what do you mean you’re having a break down…