About the project

Introductory Video to Harvard Speaks Up

In August of 2012 we were brainstorming plans for the upcoming school year.  We were looking for an innovative way to address the stigma surrounding mental health concerns.  Inspired by mindcheck.ca and the “It Gets Better” video that generated fantastic discussions at Harvard last year, we decided that online videos are an incredibly powerful means of communication.  Using this concept, we began sketching out plans for a whole website dedicated to hosting videos recorded by members of the Harvard community talking about struggling.  We’re excited to present the finished product to you. We hope that visitors come away with at least three major messages – speaking up is better than struggling alone, you’re not the only one who has struggled, and it will get better.  We feel these ideas are timely and vitally important for the Harvard community and our broader community.

So, speak up. You’re not alone.

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