Harvard Wellness Center | The Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion offers classes, workshops, acupuncture, and massage for Harvard affiliates (https://wellness.huhs.harvard.edu/).
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.
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: https://huhs.harvard.edu/find-clinician (choose ‘behavioral health’)
Blue Cross Blue Shield: https://www.bcbs.com/
(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 (email@example.com) or
Alexa Solazzo, Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org)