MIT Work-Life announced this week, a new benefit for MIT faculty, staff, postdocs, and families. MyLife Services offers free, confidential, 24/7 access to a network of experts who can provide counseling, work-life consultations, and referrals. MyLife Services can be accessed by phone at any time: 844-405-LIFE (5433).
The Jed Foundation, yesterday, posted recommendations for "Supporting One Another in the Wake of Tragedy: Orlando," saying that this is a time to "reach out to family, friends or counselors to express feelings and explore effective and healthy ways to cope with emotions. In the next few days and weeks, it will be important to look out for each other."
In the May/June issue of the MIT faculty Newsletter (FNL), Professor Edmund Betschinger poses a question central to the work of MindHandHeart's Academic Environment Working Group: "What does it mean for a department head to advance respect and caring?"
The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund announced its third round of grant winners at its final steering committee meeting for the academic year, on May 19. In the third and final round of its first academic year, the fund awarded $30,000 in grants to 10 new proposals from a pool of 22 applicants. Winning projects this round ranged widely from public art, to colorful lawn furniture, to high-energy movement classes, to a website, zscore.mit.edu, where students register sleep data.