HarvardSmiles Blog Archive:
Here are HarvardSmiles’ blog submissions by members of the Harvard community. Click on the links to read them.
Getting Over the Slump: a student describes her experience with academic anxiety as a sophomore and what she did to overcome it
Graduation Season, Award Season: a message to those graduating about what it means to be successful at Harvard
Protesting Perfect: a student’s experience with stress and doubt and her thoughts on the matter
Getting Treatment for Depression:
Harvard Crimson Articles:
Mental health related articles that have appeared in the Crimson. Click on the links to read more.
I am Fine: on pretending to be “okay” as a student because everyone else seems “fine”
The Shame of Behavioral Health: Harvard’s minister of Memorial Church speaks up about how he chose to actively seek out mental counseling
A Student Mental Health Series: a student reflects on her experience with panic attacks and feeling alone at Harvard
Depression and Despair at Harvard: on a student’s experience with depression and suicidal thoughts at Harvard
Harvard Gazette Articles:
Mental health related articles that have appeared in the Harvard Gazette. Click on the links to read more.
A Wandering Mind is Not a Happy Mind : psychological experiments by Daniel T. Gilbert and Matthew Killingsworth
speak up. shine on.
these are not invisible problems, but people like to pretend they cannot see them. these problems are not talked about and confronted, but instead kept shrouded in darkness, shoved under the rug, ignored in hopes that they will go away.
my goal with this project is to shine a light, literally, on the dialogue and conversation that needs to happen within our community in regards to suicide and mental health concerns.
i’m looking for your voice, your stories, and your thoughts to contribute to this project. i’m asking you to speak up.
click “add to the conversation” to anonymously submit your words. submit whatever you want, share your story, say what’s on your mind, add to the dialogue.
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