Whitepaper #292 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: state of the profession; research tools and infrastructure.
Our research community should also acknowledge the importance of mental health and mental well-being, and work toward addressing mental health issues in our field. We advocate for a cultural change towards eliminating the stigma around mental illness, and encouraging an open culture around mental health discussions and to conduct professionally developed comprehensive mental health surveys.