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Mental Health

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Mental Health

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.

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.

Learn more about the initiative on wellbeing at Harvard

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“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.

Read more about the campaign

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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.

Read more about the new partnership

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

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.

Research and new discoveries