More than one in seven surveyed undergraduates reported in a recent wellness survey that their emotional health has had a negative effect on their academic performance.
Students have called on the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services to hire more people of color, but the agency’s budget currently makes hiring more counselors infeasible.
Survey results revealed that 15 percent of Economics Ph.D. students reported above a 10 on the depression scale, while 23 percent of the PhD students reported above a 10 on the anxiety scale.
Let’s Talk,” a drop-in program that lets students speak with a CAMHS counselor without scheduling an appointment, is now open five days a week, in added locations.
After the program’s popularity in the fall, CAMHS decided to launch a series of new group workshops from iHope in order to better address mental health on Harvard’s campus.
The Undergraduate Council will conduct a survey to gather student input on current mental health resources and inclusion on campus.
Kanishk Mittal ‘20 (right) speaks regarding the proposed Survey on the State of Mental Health, Inclusion, and Belong of the Undergraduate Population at a Undergraduate Council meeting Monday night. Mittal, along with Rushi Patel ‘21 (center), and Arnav Agrawal ‘20 (right) co-sponsored the measure.
The Harvard Varsity Club drew praise from student-athletes Wednesday after staff distributed copies of “What Made Maddy Run” to increase dialogue around mental health.