Mental Health Resources at HSPH 

Stress management 

Harvard Wellness Center | The Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion offers classes, workshops, acupuncture, and massage for Harvard affiliates ( 

Light therapy | There is a light therapy lamp in the student lounge in Kresge LL10. Get there by taking the elevator just outside Sebastian’s Café down one floor. 

Reflection Room | Kresge LL14 is reserved for quiet reflection. There are various religious and non-religious texts available. 

Countway cuddles | Countway library hosts a therapy dog semi-regularly. 

Finding community 

Student organizations | HSPH has a vibrant student community that frequently seeks to include postdocs and RAs. 

Brown bag lunches (starting Spring 2020) The HSPH postdoctoral association will host regular brown-bag lunches in the Kresge cafeteria for postdocs and RAs to meet one another. 

Boston Postdoctoral Association | Boston has an active multi-university postdoctoral association that frequently plans academic and social events. 

Finding a mental health counselor 

A mental health counselor can be a helpful resource for a wide range of mental health needs. If you are a benefits-eligible employee at HSPH, you are likely eligible to receive mental health counseling for about $30 copay per session 

To see a mental health counselor, a referral from your primary care physician is normally not needed, but you may wish to contact your insurance provider to verify this.  

Use the following links to find a mental health counselor, depending on your insurance provider: 

Harvard University Group Health Plan:  (choose ‘behavioral health’)  

Blue Cross Blue Shield:   

(choose ‘find a doctor’, ‘doctors by specialty’, and ‘behavioral health’) 


If you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions, please contact 

Stephen Kissler, IID department representative ( or  

Alexa Solazzo, Vice President (