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A lot has happened since the launch of MindHandHeart in September 2015!

Since the launch, other campus partners have also been active in shaping a positive culture around mental health and well-being at MIT:

  • In September 2015, Chancellor Barnhart and MIT Medical Director Kettyle announced more counseling and support options, including:
    • New mental health and counseling and student support staff.
    • A centrally-located Mental Health and Counseling drop-in consultation site located in Building 8-316 and open Tuesday-Friday, 1-3 p.m.
    • Expanded Student Support Services (S3) walk-in hours; Students can stop by without an appointment every weekday between 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
    • A new online appointment request on MIT Medical's website.
    • Systems to make it easier to access an off-campus local provider.
    • More peer counseling resources available, including 32 additional students trained by the "Peer Ears" program and the launch of Peer2Peer, an anonymous, MIT online peer support service.
  • Key student support organizations within DSL underwent a strategic realignment to enhance and better coordinate the already strong network of student support services.
  • In response to student concerns, MIT’s Good Samaritan Amnesty Policy was amended to include prohibited substances in an effort to reduce barriers to help-seeking.
  • Chancellor Barnhart announced changes to the undergraduate withdrawal and readmission policies aimed to make the policies clearer, easier to navigate, and more supportive.
  • Chancellor Barnhart and Medical Director Stuopis established a committee to review MIT’s medical leave and hospitalization practices and policies for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • MindHandHeart created an annual report documenting our work in AY16-17.
  • MindHandHeart created an annual report documenting our work in AY 17-18.