Wellbeing

Increasingly, anthropologists are opening up to discussing the impact of fieldwork, long term research, financial constraints, and academic pressures on their mental health. At The New Ethnographer we hope to encourage this discussion and fashion a supportive and safe space for how we can support each other and manage our health. We feel strongly that this should be a collaborative conversation that includes universities, supervisors, insurance providers, counsellors, therapists, and other healthcare providers. We also encourage readers and contributors to integrate understandings of local and medical understandings of mental health, particularly anxiety, PTSD, vicarious PTSD, and depression, into our work.