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The Happiness Project, a Harvard wellness group, has partnered with student organizations at MIT, UCLA, Wellesley, and Yale to expand the student health initiative The Happiness Challenge to those four college campuses this spring.
In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Malcolm Gladwell discussed his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Gladwell took the time to comment on the kinds of damage an Ivy League education can do to one's self esteem. Flyby's here to make sure you don't always have to feel like a small fish in a big pond.
Dr. Shelley H. Carson, author of Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem?," speaks about the importance of maintaining an appreciation of small details in life in Sever on Wednesday. Dr. Carson was one of four speakers at the "Stress, Depression, & Disordered Eating: When is it More Than Just a Bad Day?" panel held by the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons.
Panelists Dr. Lawrence Ian Reed (Psychology), Rue Wilson (Associate Chief of Mental Health Services at UHS), Dr. Christine Looser (HBS), and Sam Peinado (SMHL) take part in the Depression as Disability Panel as part of Disability Pride Week. In this panel, which took place at the Gutman Library Conference Center on Wednesday evening, the Harvard College Disability Alliance, International Higher Education and Disability, and Student Mental Health Liaisons discussed depression as a disability and how to raise awareness of invisible disabilities.
Though it is possible to recognize and accommodate some physical disabilities, according to a college-wide panel that met Wednesday night at Gutman Library, there is still much work to be done in understanding and treating mental disabilities.
Students use art to cope with and raise awareness of mental illness.
The arts have collectively provided Harvard students with an outlet for creative self-expression, allowing them to explore issues of mental health in safe spaces and with freedom of expression. One campus artist who has utilized art to generate discussion about mental health, Bex H. Kwan ’14, sees the two as inseparable: “What is art not on mental health issues?”
As the White House works to repair the technological glitches that impacted the rollout of the new online health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, University Health Services has a clear message for students: think carefully before jumping onto a new plan.
The majority of students who sought treatment for mental health care at Harvard University Health Services last year felt satisfied with their experience and said they would be willing to recommend their clinician to a friend, according to the results of a patient satisfaction survey released at a UHS-sponsored “Community Conversation” Tuesday night.
Is it risky to send in a creative writing supplement? If I have a mental illness, how should I factor that in when deciding what schools to apply to? What do Ivy League schools look for in an applicant other than grades and test scores?
Well, it’s a jungle out there. Every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the grass outside the Science Center Plaza is gifted with the presence of farm animals.
Meredith Viera, journalist and TV personality, hosts the Alzheimer’s Symposium on Saturday. The event was organized by Alzheimer’s Buddies, a group on campus that meets weekly with patients affected by Alzheimer’s.
Alongside her husband, Katharine D. Dukakis called for an increased awareness to the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy at an event in Kirkland House Wednesday evening.