A student run-health group dubbed the “Feel Good Society” has begun hosting weekly meetings in an effort to improve mental health for students at the College.
At the Medical School, problems with mental health are not unusual. In a March 2016 survey conducted by Medical School student J. Bradley Segal, 20 percent of third-year respondents said they had experienced either suicidal or self-harming desires within the last two weeks.
FM follows up with the campaign promises and aspirations of the Undergraduate Council as it hits its stride.
Delegates from Harvard discussed the College’s mental health resources at the second-ever Ivy League Mental Health Conference.
“We’re gonna be pushing for a lot of demands that we’ve been quite vocal about in the past,” Amelia Y. Goldberg ’19, a member of the group, said.
Sixty percent of Harvard College students reported having sex in a 12-month period, and many of them did so without protection.
While all four tickets hoping to lead the Undergraduate Council have advocated increasing awareness and support for campus-wide mental health efforts, the tickets differ in their position on the UC's role in these efforts.