Mental Health


Harvard Law School Launches First-Ever Research Initiative on Psychedelics and the Law

Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is launching a first-of-its-kind research initiative focused on psychedelics and the law, the center announced Wednesday.


Harvard Researchers and Clinicians Battle 'Silent Pandemic' of Mental Health Issues

Researchers, clinical psychologists, and practicing psychiatrists at Harvard-affiliated hospitals have attempted to quantify and respond to the unprecedented national anguish while addressing persistent inequities in access to mental health care.


Pregnant and Postpartum Women Report Elevated Distress During Pandemic, HSPH Study Finds

Pregnant and postpartum women around the world reported high levels of loneliness, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic in a Harvard School of Public Health study published last month.


UC Calls For Ivy League Mental Health Reform, Funds Project Supporting Gender Non-Conforming Students

The Undergraduate Council endorsed an all-Ivy League statement on mental health and allocated funds toward a project supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students in purchasing gender-affirming clothing at its regular meeting Sunday.


Writer of Anti-Asian Racism Resource Flyer Says It Was Not Intended For Post-Atlanta Shootings

One of the writers of the Harvard anti-Asian racism resource page that came under fire this week for its controversial language said in an interview Friday that the resources were repurposed without revisions from a flyer created early in the pandemic before a dramatic increase in anti-Asian attacks.


Health Services Director Giang Nguyen Apologizes for Messages On CAMHS Anti-Asian Racism Resources Page

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen apologized Wednesday for what he called “insensitive and inappropriate” content posted on a Counseling and Mental Health Services anti-Asian racism resources webpage, which included telling students “you may wish that you weren’t Asian.”


Away From Harvard’s Libraries and Lecture Halls, Low-Income Students Face Academic Challenges During Remote Year

While Harvard students study in the same libraries and learn in the same lecture halls during normal times, the coronavirus pandemic has done away with those shared academic resources, highlighting inequalities that previously existed within the student body.


Students Report Remote Year Rife with Adverse Mental Health

In the year since the College transitioned to remote learning, some undergraduates said they have grappled with mental health crises while struggling to succeed in virtual classes and navigating unsupportive learning environments. Some students said Harvard has not done enough to support them.


UC Renews Summer Storage Program, Petitions to Stop CAMHS Late Fees

The Undergraduate Council voted to return its summer storage program and to petition for the removal of the Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services’ recent $25 fee for last-minute cancellations and missed appointments on Sunday.


Policy Experts Discuss Supporting Young People of Color's Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A panel of experts in psychiatry, business, and leadership development discussed the complexities of supporting the mental health of young people of color in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic at a School of Public Health event Tuesday.


HSPH Researchers Explore Pandemic’s Impact on Employee Well-Being

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that disrupted workplace relationships are strongly connected to emerging mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study.


University Task Force Finds Increase in Harvard Undergraduates Reporting Depression, Anxiety

The percent of Harvard undergraduates who reported they have or believe they have depression and anxiety increased almost ten points between 2014 and 2018, according to findings from the Task Force on Managing Student Mental Health released Thursday.


Harvard Suspends Peer Counseling Services for Remainder of Spring Term

Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services has suspended its peer counseling services through the remainder of the spring term.


Away From Campus and Facing Coronavirus, Students Confront Mental Health Crises at Home

Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing — most Harvard College students have spent the past month reading symptoms of the coronavirus in University emails, news articles, and Facebook groups. But beyond the physical health crisis, some students say the pandemic has had quiet but pernicious effects on their mental health.


Harvard's Remote Mental Health Services Elicit Mixed Reviews

After the coronavirus outbreak prompted Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to transition to solely remote care, some students have voiced appreciation for CAMHS’ continued support, while others raise concerns about the quality of its communication and its care.


Public Health School Initiative to Focus on Healthcare Workers' Mental Health

A new Harvard School of Public Health initiative will focus on the mental health of healthcare workers addressing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a Monday press release.


Harvard School of Public Health Students Host Painting Self-Care Night

Roughly 30 students from the Harvard School of Public Health gathered for a night of mental health care in the form of painting at the Longwood campus Wednesday night.


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