Mental health at Harvard
Intellectual growth and academic achievement should not come at the expense of wellbeing. Together, we can create a culture at Harvard that embraces the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
“Access, awareness, prevention, and support”
Harvard has announced the We’re All Human campaign, a University-wide initiative to raise awareness of resources available to help students prioritize their wellbeing and access programs, support, and care.
Expanding student access to mental health care through telehealth
Barbara Lewis, chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services, discusses a new partnership with TimelyMD—a virtual health and wellbeing company—to expand student mental health offerings.
Managing mental health
Mental health impacts each person differently. Harvard experts share ways to care for ourselves and for others.
Learn more from the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion
- Early childhood
Building resilience through play
Far from frivolous, play contributes to sturdy brain architecture, the foundations of lifelong health, and the building blocks of resilience.
- Health care workers
Increasing investments in mental health benefits everyone
- College Students
Creating a culture of success—for all college students
Ways managers can support employees’ mental health
- Spiritual communities
Cultivating a contemplative practice
What do anxious teens need?
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?
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.
Mental health in a post-pandemic world
Matthew Nock discusses the increase in adolescents experiencing mental health issues and what treatment might look like in a post-pandemic world.
Coping with pandemic stress on campus
Many have struggled with health and safety concerns associated with working, teaching, and learning, both remotely and on campus.
How has the pandemic impacted children’s mental health?
A series of national surveys conducted in 1999, 2004, and 2017 provided a baseline for looking at children’s mental health, revealing some troubling underlying trends.
How pandemic stressors can affect mental health
Lifestyle disruptions during the pandemic may have triggered inflammation in the brain contributing to fatigue, concentration difficulties, and depression
Why returning to “normal” feels so not
Psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors have long predicted that once the pandemic’s physical impacts lessened, there would be a mental health fallout.
The cost of distancing
Experts share that for most healthy individuals, additional time spent socially distant from family and friends may worsen a growing national mental health problem.
Research and new discoveries
Baby teeth and mental health
Changing the global face of mental health care
Lower risk of depression with elevated exercise
Can microdosing psychedelics improve your mental health?
A drug discovery platform for mental health conditions
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