First, I would like to welcome those who have joined, and apologize for not having started any stimulating discussion threads. Blame it on all the thesis work I've had to do.
Second, let me encourage anyone who's managed to find their way here to join, if you think this community is at all pertinent to you or your current situation. We'll never be able to build a support network if there aren't people here to support each other. As I said before, I'm moderating membership right now simply to make sure no one tries to spam this community; if that's making you think twice about joining, please, go ahead and join.
Third, I thought I might as well post a topic and try to stimulate some discussion here. The topic? Well, simply put, how do you deal with stress? For example, if you've just failed a psychiatry exam and you have to pass the next two with perfect scores in order to pass the course, how do you deal with that sort of stress?
I'll post my personal solutions in a few days (I have to have a thesis proposal turned in by Thursday)... meantime, happy holidays to all, and please, remember, it will get better eventually.
Your faithful maintainer A.