The professional resources are with trained clinicians: psychiatrists, social workers, and so forth.
There are six professional resources at Harvard as follows:
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment, treatment, education, and consultation to support the well being of Harvard students. CAMHS staff members are trained and experienced in dealing with issues specific to university students. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to discuss concerns and develop ways of resolving issues.
Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) The BSC supports students in their life and learning as they aim to approach their intellectual and creative work with strategy and purpose; to make challenging choices about their time and priorities; to develop a sense of voice and authority in their scholarship, relationships, and leadership; and to discover and honor what they experience as authentic, enlivening, and meaningful. Services include individual conversations and consultation, workshops and discussion groups, a reading strategies course, peer tutoring, and print/online resources.
Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) promotes the compassionate, culturally competent, and just treatment of student survivors, their friends, and significant others. We strive to provide empathic, supportive services to students of the College who have experienced sexual violence. Knowing that some students will prefer to seek services outside of Harvard's campus, The Office works closely to provide easy linkages to off-campus resources as well. We're here to listen, help, and work for change.
Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS) is a multidimensional resource for students - and for faculty, staff, and members of the larger Harvard University community who may have concerns about students - offering a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy, episodic drinking and substance abuse through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers.
Center for Wellness takes an integrative approach to the promotion of well-being and the restoration of balance by attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual parts in everyone. The programs, services, and initiatives are for everyone in the Harvard community, including students, faculty, staff, retirees, and university affiliates. It offers programs and workshops including movement/exercise classes (Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga) and safety programs (CPR); it also offers services such as acupuncture and massage therapy.
Harvard Chaplains represent many of the world's traditions and serve the Harvard community. Many opportunities exist for worship, prayer, study, private talks, and in some cases, counseling. The Harvard Chaplains nurture the spiritual/ethical lives of students, faculty and staff, and help them learn to listen to those who believe differently. The Harvard Chaplains agree to honor the religious freedom, human dignity, conscience, personal spiritual welfare and the religious tradition of every person to whom they minister.