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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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UHS

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.

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Psychology

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.

Middlesex County Superior Court
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.

Middlesex County Superior Court
College

Judge Dismisses Claims Against Harvard in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide

A Middlesex County Superior Court judge last month dismissed claims against Harvard and two residential deans in a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the defendants were negligent in the care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015.

CAMHS Office
College Administration

Judge Allows Suit Against CAMHS Employee Over 2015 Student Suicide to Move Forward

A Massachusetts Superior Court judge denied a motion for a decision without trial on Tuesday for a Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Service case manager sued in a wrongful death lawsuit over a 2015 student suicide.

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Student Groups

Harvard Peer Counseling Groups See Steady Influx of Students Since In-Person Return

Harvard’s five undergraduate peer counseling groups have seen a steady influx of student visitors this semester after resuming full in-person operation.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Health

Senator Kaine Talks Long Covid, Mental Health with Harvard School of Public Health

United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Health

Hundreds of Students Have Registered for New Telehealth Counseling Platform, CAMHS Director Says

Roughly two weeks after Harvard introduced a new telehealth counseling program, nearly 400 students have registered for the online platform, Harvard University Health Services officials said in an interview Thursday.

Khurana
College Administration

Harvard College Dean Khurana Lauds New Campus Mental Health Initiatives

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana praised new mental health initiatives launched by the University and Counseling and Mental Health Service this fall in a Friday interview.

CAMHS Office
Health

‘Short-Term, Solution-Focused’: HUHS Expands Telehealth Therapy Services with New Partnership

After reaching appointment wait times of up to six weeks in the spring, the Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services announced it will provide new and faster telehealth services to students Wednesday afternoon.

CAMHS
Student Life

Harvard Launches New Campus-Wide Mental Health Campaign

Harvard is set to launch a campus-wide mental health awareness campaign, along with a slate of new wellness resources, the University announced Thursday.

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Student Groups

Display of 1,000 Backpacks in Harvard Yard, Representing Toll of Student Suicide, Seeks to ‘Send Silence Packing’

Roughly 1,000 backpacks symbolizing the annual toll of college student suicide in the United States were spread throughout Harvard Yard on Friday in a display seeking to raise awareness about student mental health.

Research

Well-Being Among Young Adults is Declining, Harvard-led Study Finds

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the well-being of young people has declined, relative to 20 years ago, in a study published last month.

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