Mental Health

On Campus

A Wonderful “World of Dissocia”

The powerhouse performance of Chloe A. Brooks ’19 and a compelling ensemble blended witty humor, bouts of profound pain, and love, ultimately raising lingering questions about the multifaceted depths of the protagonist's mental illness.

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters
Student Groups

SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters

Stephanie Ferrarie ’18 and Melanie M. Slone ’17 staff “SMHL Presents: Your Mental Health Matters” on Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center Plaza.

Approved Leaves of Absence

Updates on the Honor Council
Student Life

Number of Students on Leave of Absence Increases

The number of students taking leaves of absence increased since 2010, from a low of 203 to a high of 242 last academic year, according to data provided by the College's Administrative Board​.

School of Public Health

$21 Million Gift Launches Center for Health and Happiness

​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.

College

Rise in Anxiety on Campus Mirrors National Trends

​Following national trends in mental health across college campuses, rates of anxiety among both incoming and current students at Harvard are on the rise, according to reports from Harvard University Health Services.

College

Humanists Honor Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher

Storm Troopers, Wookies, and Star Wars fans gathered to watch actress Carrie Fisher receive the Humanist Hub's Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism on Monday.

Freshman Health Week
College

Students Enjoy Coloring and Zumba During ‘Health Week’

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.

Annie Harvieux
Columns

A Vieux From the Trees: You're Not You When You're ________

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 Health Project
Undergraduate Council

Freshmen Health Project

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.

College

Mental Health Concerns Increase Nationwide

An annual survey shows that rates of mental illness are rising, with anxiety surpassing depression as the most prevalent mental illness among students, a trend with many underlying causes according to experts.

College

Project Seeks to Make Harvard Students Happier

​For the past seven weeks, a project has presented 300 Harvard students with a different kind of challenge: to be happy.

Mental Health Matters Photoshoot
Mental Health

Mental Health Matters Photoshoot

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.

On Campus

‘Chatroom’ Looks to Start a Conversation

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 Peer Counseling
Student Groups

Indigo Peer Counseling

Indigo Peer Counseling is a new student group on campus that offers counseling on issues related to race, socioeconomic status, foster care, and more. Counseling will begin on Saturday, February 20 in their new office in the basement of Adams House H entryway.