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While many students may not recognize that some of their peers are acting EMTs, CrimsonEMS looks after nearly every facet of social life on Harvard’s campus.
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.
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.
Upcoming dining hall locations where College students can get vaccinated include Mather House, on Oct. 22, and Leverett House, on Nov. 4.
Sharon Woodbine gives Terilyn S. Chen ‘16 a free chair massage at the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. This event was sponsored by Harvard University Health Services Center for Wellness.
While nearly all Harvard students have found themselves reeling under pressure at one time or another, the manifestations of mental distress vary in severity. For some students, this sense of helplessness leads to a discrepancy between how they present themselves and how they really feel, a divide often widest for those who arrive on campus with a history of mental health struggles.
Harvard University Health Services treated 14 students for alcohol-related reasons during after-hours in the first three weeks of school.
Renovated facilities will take place of Stillman Infirmary's 10 overnight beds, which controversially closed in June.
University Health Services must now only deem students “clinically sober” to release them from after hours urgent care.
“Intuitive eating is about having a healthy relationship with food and your body,” said Michelle P. Gallant, a clinical dietitian at Harvard University Health Services.
A planned renovation of the 24-hour inpatient care space to expand mental health resources is still pending approval from the state public health department.
With its tendency to approve legislation, the Undergraduate Council may be straying away from taking more meaningful stances on campus issues.
The Undergraduate Council voted to request reviews from administrators about the recent decision to change the body overseeing the Bureau of Study Counsel from University Health Services to the College at its last general meeting of the semester on Sunday.
UHS Director Dr. Paul J. Barreira speaks to the Undergraduate Council on the Bureau of Study Counsel's move under the College's purview this July.
Lauren N. Reisig ’16 listens during an open forum about administrative changes at the Bureau of Study Counsel. Reisig voiced concerns about whether students with mental health concerns will need to attend University Health Services instead of the BSC. She said that she worries that students may not feel as comfortable going to UHS. UHS Director Dr. Paul J. Barreira responded by saying that the best way to deal with stigma regarding mental health is to attempt to change the perception of it.