Avoiding Burnout

Compiled by Emily Katseanes, Spring 2020

Further Reading about Mental Health in Higher Ed:

“Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Higher Education” by Justin Zackal. HigherEdJobs.com. Jan. 9, 2020.

“The Problem of Self-Care in Higher Education” by Douglas Dowland. InsiderHigherEd.com. Jan. 10, 2020.

“Academics ‘face higher mental health risk’ than other professions” by Holly Else. Times Higher Education. Aug. 22, 2017.

“How to Advocate for your mental health in a difficult work environment” by Amanda Chatel. The Bustle. Jan. 17, 2019.

“Mental Health: A University Crisis.” On-going series by The Guardian (UK).

“The Failing First Line of Defense” by Jessica Lahey. Part of a three-part series in The Atlantic. Oct. 18, 2016.

Resources for Therapy and Therapists:

Aspen Pointe. Free and affordable mental health care in Colorado Springs:

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Psychology Today’s Find a Therapist function

Americans With Disabilities Act facts regarding mental illness (yes, this is a protected class)

Mental Health Support

Cambio is an entirely donation-based yoga studio (suggested sliding scale starts at $7/class)

Yoga with Adriene offers several once-a-day, month-long free videos

There are a lot of meditation apps, so, of course, Oprah has rounded up the best ones

The National Education Association’s Advocate, which publishes a yearly salary issue to help you advocate for yourself

Free coloring pages, if that’s your thing

Getting started with mindfulness

Podcasts: A plethora. Fear-Based Life, Where shall we start?, The hilarious World of Depression, Mental Illness Happy Hour, Meditation Minis, Throwing Shade, The Happiness Lab. Here’s another good list.