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College

Happiness Challenge Expands To New Campuses

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.

Health

Feeling Like a Small Fish?: 6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

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.

Mental Health Panel
Mental Health

Mental Health Panel

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.

Future Energy Policy
Science

Today in Photos (11/14/2013)

Depression as Disability
Mental Health

Depression as Disability

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.

Depression as Disability
Health

Panelists Examine Depression, 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.

Mental Health

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Students use art to cope with and raise awareness of mental illness.

Visual Arts

Art Therapy

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?”

UHS

UHS Advises Students To Carefully Consider New ACA Health Options

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.

College

Students Satisfied with Mental Health Care, Survey Suggests

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.

Mental Health

Q&A: The Creative Supplement, Mental Health, and More

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?

A Day at the Petting Zoo
Mental Health

Kittens and Bunnies and Pigs, Oh My!

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.

Mental Health

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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.

College

Today in Photos (09/30/2013)

Dukakis At Kirkland
College

Wife of Massachussets' Longest-Serving Governor Endorses Electroconvulsive Therapy

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.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

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