Mental Health

Racial Diversity of Mental Health Counseling Staff

Barbara Lewis

More than Just the Therapy

At a time when issues of mental health are prominent on campus, both students and health administrators understand the need for a diverse counseling staff, but recognize the difficulties of achieving that goal.


Hey Professor: Mindfulness

​With midterm season in full swing and more than a month of class under our belts, many of us are stressed. How can we stay calm and focused?

Indigo Peer Counseling

Citing Staff Shortage, Indigo Peer Counseling Takes Hiatus

Indigo, the peer counseling group aimed at addressing issues of race and diversity in mental health, is taking a hiatus this semester due to a staff shortage.

On Campus

A Wonderful “World of Dissocia”

The powerhouse performance of Chloe A. Brooks ’19 and a compelling ensemble blended witty humor, bouts of profound pain, and love, ultimately raising lingering questions about the multifaceted depths of the protagonist's mental illness.

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters
Student Groups

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters

Stephanie Ferrarie ’18 and Melanie M. Slone ’17 staff “SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters” on Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center Plaza.

Approved Leaves of Absence

Updates on the Honor Council
Student Life

Number of Students on Leave of Absence Increases

The number of students taking leaves of absence increased since 2010, from a low of 203 to a high of 242 last academic year, according to data provided by the College's Administrative Board​.

School of Public Health

$21 Million Gift Launches Center for Health and Happiness

​A $21 million gift from the Lee Kum Kee family has established the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard School of Public Health, the school announced last week at a signing ceremony in Hong Kong.


Rise in Anxiety on Campus Mirrors National Trends

​Following national trends in mental health across college campuses, rates of anxiety among both incoming and current students at Harvard are on the rise, according to reports from Harvard University Health Services.


Humanists Honor Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher

Storm Troopers, Wookies, and Star Wars fans gathered to watch actress Carrie Fisher receive the Humanist Hub's Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism on Monday.

Freshman Health Week

Students Enjoy Coloring and Zumba During ‘Health Week’

Complete with a wide array of events ranging from a Berry Brain Break, to a Mental Health Open Mic and massages, the Freshman Class Committee kicked off a more comprehensively envisioned “Freshman Health Week” this week than in previous years.

Annie Harvieux

A Vieux From the Trees: You're Not You When You're ________

After 21 years in my own body and mind, I know some basic things I need to function best: six to eight hours of sleep, breakfast, comfortable clothes and footwear, my prescribed meds for depression and asthma, feeling respected by my co-workers, a balance of social time and solitude, a healthy level of engagement in tasks.

Freshmen Health Project
Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Health Project

Freshmen Undergraduate Council Representatives Jack Kelley ‘19 and Alex Popovski ‘19 sort shirts to be handed out at the kickoff event for the 2016 Freshman Health Project, a week of events to get freshmen thinking about their physical and mental health.


Mental Health Concerns Increase Nationwide

An annual survey shows that rates of mental illness are rising, with anxiety surpassing depression as the most prevalent mental illness among students, a trend with many underlying causes according to experts.