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03/19/2020

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Michel

It's not a dedicated mental health support community (more of an academic support community), but it's an online community of academics, some of whom sometimes seek out and receive mental health support there: thefora.org

There aren't many philosophers there, so they could use an influx.

original anonyrat

Thanks Michel, I'll check it out. It might be a good back-up for venting, though I was thinking more along the lines of an intimate, Zoom-like situation. Fortunately, I've reinforced my at a distance social networks a bit since the original post. But it would still be great (personally) to be able to talk specifically about mental health concerns without alarming people who may not be well equipped to understand.

Bea

I don't know of a mental health support community for academics but I have been glad to be part of a couple of online communities for academic writers. I am part of Prolific (with Katie Linder) and AcademicLadder.

Wishin' and Hopin'

Bea: which group (Prolific or Academic Ladder) do you find most helpful?
Thanks for mentioning this!

original anonyrat

I'd also like to know the answer to Wishin' and Hopin'. I've been part of a writing group for a couple of years, but it would be good to add another to the rotation.

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