After kicking off the semester with a week of educational workshops, a new batch of student counselors are now ready to advise their peers in approaching health, social, and personal concerns.
QuadTalk is an excellent initiative. It acknowledges the potential for substantial unmet need for these mental health services in the Quad, where distance from the main resources on campus could pose a significant obstacle for residents in need of them.
A sign hangs over the door of an office in Pforzheimer House designated as a new shared space between the various peer counseling groups on campus. “Quad Talks” will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings and hosted by a different group every night in an effort to grant easier access to peer counseling groups to students housed in the Quad.
QuadTalk, a new initiative aimed at expanding mental health resources to Harvard’s Radcliffe Quad, opened its doors Sunday night in the basement of Pforzheimer House.
Newly elected Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 said the Council’s goals this semester will include increasing administrative oversight of final clubs and bolstering sexual assault prevention.
Undergraduate Council presidential candidate Nick E. Gajdzik ’16-’17 answers a question during the UC Debates held at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening. Gajdzik and his running mate Jeffrey M. Ott ’16-’17 are outsider candidates who have never served on the UC and compete on the varsity wrestling team.
Undergraduate Council presidential candidate William A. Greenlaw ’17 answers a question during the UC Debates held at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening. Greenlaw and his running mate William F. Morris IV ’17 are campaigning on a platform emphasizing access to student mental health resources.
Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session on Saturday afternoon.
“You can write yourself out of anything,” I tell myself as a sort of mantra while I struggle to type up a simple, short lab report for my graduation-requirement science class, one that’s clearly designed for humanities majors but still manages to leave me with a backpack full of returned tests covered in inky red X’s.
While discussions about mental health often occur at Harvard today, many students say issues around body image and eating disorders remain in the shadows. Those affected suffer, for the most part, quietly and unsure of whom to turn to for help.
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Student Mental Health Liaisons and other undergraduates to discuss the stigma surrounding mental health at Harvard and nationwide, and the necessity of better and more consistent mental health education at all levels of the school system.
In a discussion about mental health with former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, College students called on Harvard and student groups to address institutional problems and stigma surrounding mental health on campus.
Daniel Banks ’17 colors an intricately designed elephant at the Relaxation Study Break hosted by the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Community as part of Mental Health Awareness Week in Dunster House. With elephant and Pokemon coloring sheets, family board games, healthy snacks from CVS, and Christmas music, attendees were encouraged to relax and destress from midterms.