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.
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.
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 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.
Students participate in the "Mental Health Matters" photoshoot in Cabot dining hall. The photoshoot took place in all quad dining halls on Saturday, and its purpose was to encourage students to save peer counseling groups' phone numbers into their phones.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s interpretation of the 2005 play-turned-movie will run from Mar. 3 to 6 at the Loeb Experimental Theater. It follows the story of Jim, a depressed teenager who, after failing to find professional help, turns to an online chatroom. Behind the impenetrable veil of the internet, not everyone is who they appear to be.
Indigo, a new peer counseling group which will specifically address issues of race and class in mental health, is set to commence operations next Saturday.
Introducing one of our new columns, Annie C. Harvieux's "A Vieux from the Trees."
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.