“We’re here to become a space where people can talk about body image, love their bodiest,” Maldonado said. “I think that’s an important thing we are trying to emphasize this year.”
The Harvard Law School student government will conduct a mental health survey in early November as part of a broader effort to address mental health issues on campus.
First-generation students are navigating uncharted territory. As the first in their immediate families to pursue education at a four-year college or university, they have to surmount all the usual challenges of Harvard. But they face an additional hurdle: their parents can’t give them advice on surviving college.
Harvard University Health Services may refer students to remote counseling through a partnership with telemedicine company iHope Network.
Renovations in Lowell House have forced two peer counseling groups, ECHO and Response, to seek new spaces on campus for the next two years.
A survey of Medical School students found that one in five students screened positive for depression, and only one in five of those students reported that they had been treated.
In the midst of a hectic reading period, students took a break from cramming for finals by attending mental health-themed events as part of Mental Health Week.