Our Purpose

The MindHandHeart Initiative is tapping into our passionate community spirit and innovative problem-solving skills to enhance mental health and overall well-being at MIT. Students, faculty, staff, and other experts are working together to launch promising new efforts that coordinate and improve support services and measure progress. Over time, MindHandHeart will help members of our community feel more comfortable asking for help when they need it; build a healthier, stronger, and more welcoming community; and ensure MIT is eliciting our best while giving us the tools and support to be our best.

It's Okay to Ask for Help at MIT

Everyone needs help at some point. Try starting here.
Help in a crisis: Get help now.
For a complete list of resources: Personal Support and Wellness at resources.mit.edu
More about asking for help at MIT.

MindHandHeart Innovation Fund

The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund seeks to leverage the enthusiasm and problem-solving skills of the MIT community to find new and inventive ways of increasing awareness about mental health, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness skills.

We are all MindHandHeart. Try these simple tips to strengthen our community connections. Let us know what you try and how it goes: send us an email or Tweet us!

Similar to peer schools with their own counseling centers, MIT MH&C saw
of all MIT students in the 2014–15 academic year.

MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service (MH&C) serves the entire Institute community, working with students, faculty, and staff to identify, understand, and solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action.

In the 2014–15 academic year, MH&C saw 23 percent of undergraduates and 16 percent of MIT graduate students. According to Caltech’s Counseling Center website, 17–21 percent of all students visit each year; Yale’s Mental Health & Counseling sees about 20 percent of their undergraduates every year.

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