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Mental Health

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Mental Health

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Harvard community is exploring how we cope with, manage, and understand mental health and how it impacts our lives.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Please reach out to our student and employee University mental health resources if needed.

The toll of a global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, and feelings of isolation.

Is a mobile app as good as a therapist?

Mental health apps claim to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses without therapy appointments. Do these apps actually work, or are they too good to be true?

Read more from The Harvard Gazette

Mental health resources at Harvard

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Library resources to support mental health

Libraries are for more than just working and studying, and Harvard affiliates are encouraged to take advantage of these free resources to practice self-care and support good mental health.

Read more about resources at Harvard’s libraries

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The graduate student mental health crisis

A 2020 report indicated that nearly one in four graduate students surveyed at Harvard exhibited symptoms of moderate to severe depression. Take a deep dive into the graduate student mental health crisis with Dr. Emily Bernstein, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Digital Mental Health.

Listen to the podcast