I just looked through the results from the (EE)CS undergraduate survey (https://hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu/~eunjian/Faculty%20Retreat%202012/Survey%20Summary.pdf), and one part of the results really caught my attention.
Three questions on the survey asked:
- 59. Have you ever experienced depression while in college?
- 60. Has someone you know in EECS/CS experienced depression?
- 61. If answered yes to either of the previous questions and you feel comfortable, please comment on your friend’s or on your depression.
I read all the results for question 61 (starts from page 157), and it made my heart feel very heavy. I can relate to majority of the comments left by students; some people took the words straight out of my mouth. Although knowing that I am not alone in my struggles with EECS comforts me, it also saddens me that so many people are on the same boat. I really wish I can help everyone, but I don’t know where exactly to start… Now that I am done with my Senate term, I will be able to narrow my focus and attention to the EECS community… and I will figure something out!!
And this will be my last entry ever on this blog. I think.
Good bye! Thanks for reading!