Mental Health

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mental Health

Experts Discuss Supporting Teenage Mental Health at Harvard Ed School Panel

Mental health experts discussed the impact of social media and supportive relationships with adults on teenage mental health at a Harvard Graduate School of Education panel Tuesday.

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Harvard CAMHS Chief Barbara Lewis Praises Expanded Virtual Mental Health Resources

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services Chief Barbara Lewis touted expanded and more accessible mental health resources in an interview Friday.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Middle and High Schoolers Faced Uptick in Discrimination and Mental Health Concerns, Per Report

The Cambridge School Climate Subcommittee in a Wednesday meeting reviewed a survey of the upper-school student populations, revealing a dramatic increase in mental health concerns and cases of discrimination experienced by students.


Harvard Professor Tapped to Lead Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health

Harvard Psychology professor Katie A. McLaughlin was tapped last week to be the inaugural executive director of the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon.

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College Administration

Family Appeals Dismissal in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Harvard Student Suicide

The family of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a Harvard undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015, has appealed the December dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the University and two residential deans were negligent in their care of Tang.