I might not have felt so alone had I known how many people struggle with mental health issues in academia . A 2015 study at the University of California Berkeley found that 47% of graduate students suffer from depression, following a previous 2005 study that showed 10% had contemplated suicide. A 2003 Australian study found that that the rate of mental illness in academic staff was three to four times higher than in the general population, according to a New Scientist article . The same article notes that the percentage of academics with mental illness in the United Kingdom has been estimated at 53% .
A bit of advice that I wanted was. I live in Pakistan and I am interested in Biology. I have just completed my Alevels and I am looking for a Bachelors at this stage in life I am feeling terrified and anxious. I always though I wanted to do a Phd in Biological sciences. However Now due to being constantly scared I am unsure what I want to do. Therefore I want to ask whether I should continue and do my BS in applied biosciences or do something else? Also are there ANY other WELL paying job options for a BS applied biosciences other than going into research? Also can I get a masters in business or finanace or marketing after my BS in appliedbiosciences (from a good uni) if I decide to go down another path afterwards?