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.
Directed by Eric I. Lu ’09 and edited by Elaine Coin, the film explores Tang’s death and its impact on his family, his friends, and the College community.
The Undergraduate Council voted Sunday to provide funds to subsidize peer counseling groups’ meals during Opening Days this year.
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 students, 20 percent of third-year respondents said they had experienced either suicidal or self-harming desires within the last two weeks. Third-year students face extra stressors: They begin clinical rotations, facing long shifts in a difficult environment.
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.