Mental Health



Because the Smith Campus Center continues to be under renovation, the temporary entrance to HUHS is marked with a sign.

HerCampus College Fashion Week

Photos of the Weekend 09.24.17


HUHS to Offer Remote Counseling Services Through iHope

Harvard University Health Services may refer students to remote counseling through a partnership with telemedicine company iHope Network.

Lowell Construction

Peer Counseling Groups Relocate During Lowell Construction

Renovations in Lowell House have forced two peer counseling groups, ECHO and Response, to seek new spaces on campus for the next two years.

Harvard Medical School
Student Life

Medical School Takes Steps to Clarify Mental Health Policies

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.

Student Groups

Student Liaisons Host First-Ever Mental Health Week

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.

Indigo Peer Counseling

Indigo Peer Counseling To Return in Fall 2017

After not offering counseling services for a year, Indigo Peer Counseling announced that it will once again provide counseling in the fall 2017 semester.

Dr. Chen
Mental Health

Films That Heal: “Looking for Luke” Explores Mental Health

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.

UC 2016 Winners

UC To Provide Funds for Peer Counseling Groups’ Meals During Opening Days

The Undergraduate Council voted Sunday to provide funds to subsidize peer counseling groups’ meals during Opening Days this year.

On Campus


Dr. Hon Ho shares his experience as one of the few Mandarin-speaking child psychiatrists in New England at “Journeys: Career Pathways To and Through Mental Health.” This panel discussion at OCS on Wednesday evening featured faculty and members of Harvard Alumni for Mental Health.


Feel Good Society Looks to Increase Mental Health Awareness

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.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

​‘Not Just a Number’: Mental Health at Harvard Medical School

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.

Undergraduate Council Meeting
Undergraduate Council

An Update on the Harvard Undergraduate Council’s Mental Health Initiatives

FM follows up with the campaign promises and aspirations of the Undergraduate Council as it hits its stride.

Overhead View of a Track
Mental Health

Running from Myself

My times slowed slightly and my coach accused me of not running my hardest. I pushed my body harder and my body revolted: I began to get sick before and after races.

Students Who Leave graphic

Putting Harvard on Hold

Roughly one in 20 students take a leave of absence from Harvard every year. But no two stories are the same.