Mental Health

Student Life

HUHS Saw Fewer Virtual Appointments, Mental Health Visits in FY 2023

Harvard University Health Services reported a decrease in the number of virtual patient visits in the 2023 fiscal year compared to 2022, according to the healthcare provider’s annual report published Wednesday.

Student Life

HUHS Director Nguyen Says No Additional Mandates Despite Campus Spike in Illnesses

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen warned students about high rates of respiratory illnesses on campus, but said there are no plans to mandate additional booster shots.

Student Life

Harvard University Health Services Warns Students About Spike in Respiratory Illness

Harvard University Health Services leadership warned affiliates to exercise additional caution amid rising cases of respiratory illness in an email to Harvard affiliates on Tuesday.


HUHS Removes Mental Health Care Visit Limits for Student Health

Harvard University Health Services announced on Monday it would remove visit limits for outpatient mental health care and medical consultations under Harvard’s student health insurance plan.

School of Public Health

Harvard Public Health Researchers Examine Link Between Climate Change and Mental Health

A group of Harvard researchers linked the chronic effects of climate change to adverse mental health outcomes in a study published in Nature last Monday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

For Some Harvard Kennedy School Students, ‘Crown Jewel’ Leadership Class Leaves Emotional Scars

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Adaptive Leadership courses are internationally renowned as a “life-changing” experience. But some students said the class goes too far, leaving lasting emotional damage.


Counseling and Mental Health Service Chief Touts Shorter Wait Times for Mental Health Appointments

Counseling and Mental Health Service Chief Barbara Lewis said in an interview that wait times have fallen for students seeking mental health care.

Vivek Murthy HGSE

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy '98 Discusses Impact of Social Media on Teen Mental Health at HGSE Talk

United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’98 discussed the need for stricter social media regulations to improve adolescent mental health at a Harvard Graduate School of Education event on Friday.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Harvard University Launches Center for Suicide Research and Prevention with Mass. General

Researchers at Harvard Medical School partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to launch the Center for Suicide Research and Prevention in August.

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At Harvard College, New Mental Health Resources Face Familiar Challenges

Even as Harvard’s mental health offerings have become increasingly robust, barriers to student trust and understanding of these resources persist.

Harvard Kennedy School
Student Groups

Harvard Kennedy School Leadership Commits to Emotional Well-Being Training for Course Assistants, Teaching Fellows

Leaders of the Harvard Kennedy School told students they plan to implement emotional well-being training for teaching fellows and course assistants in the next academic year.

HPR at Institute of Politics

Roughly Half of Young Americans Face Feelings of Depression or Anxiety, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds

Roughly 55 percent of Americans under 30 years old reported feeling “nervous, anxious, or on edge” and 47 percent reported feeling “down, depressed or hopeless” at least several days in the last two weeks in a new survey of young adults released by the Harvard Institute of Politics Monday.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Weighs Memorial Drive Traffic Closures, Mental Health Outreach

The Cambridge City Council debated a policy order to expand Memorial Drive traffic closures and discussed an upcoming Cambridge mental health resources report at a meeting Monday.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

First Harvard Wellbeing Week Held By Students in Response to Provost Mental Health Initiative

Harvard’s Student Wellbeing Council hosted a series of events focused on student mental health last week, launching the first Harvard Wellbeing Week.

Harvard Law School - HLS
Harvard Law School

Researchers Discuss Implications of Using AI to Address Mental Health at Harvard Law School Webinar

Research co-authors Piers M. Gooding and Lydia X.Z. Brown discussed the ethics of artificial intelligence in mental health treatment during a Wednesday evening Harvard Law School webinar.