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HLS Wellness

  • Common Reactions to Abnormal Events

    What is a traumatic event? In the course of a lifetime, most of us will experience a sudden, terrible, overwhelming event.  The event or our reactions to it are called a trauma.  Examples of traumatic events include an unexpected death, suicide attempts by friends or family members, a physical or sexual assault or other act of violence, the onset of a significant […]

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  • ‘Harvard Speaks Up’ About Mental Health

    ‘Harvard Speaks Up’ About Mental Health

    Students, administrators, professors, and alumni from across the Harvard community are speaking up and sharing their personal experiences with mental illness and stress as part of the newly launched “Harvard Speaks Up” online video series. The project, created by the Student Mental Health Liaisons, hopes to spark conversations on campus about mental health while also encouraging depressed and anxious students […]

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  • Attention caregivers: Making use of helpful services

    Attention caregivers: Making use of helpful services

    Being a caregiver for an ailing parent, spouse, child, or other loved one can feel like a lonely undertaking. It needn’t, even if you don’t have family nearby to pitch in. Help for caregivers is available from various organizations. Once you learn what’s available, it may be easier to chart a less-demanding course toward meeting the needs of your spouse, […]

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  • Mini-Relaxation Exercises

    Mini-Relaxation Exercises

     A quick fix in stressful moments Mini-relaxations are stress busters you can reach for any time. These techniques can ease your fear at the dentist’s office, thwart stress before an important meeting, calm you when stuck in traffic, or help you keep your cool when faced with people or situations that irritate you. Whether you have one minute or three, […]

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  • Brownouts, Blackouts, & BAL’s

    Brownouts, Blackouts, & BAL’s

    An Inside Look at Alcohol & The Brain Presenter: Ryan Travia, M.Ed., Director, Department of Health Promotion & Education and Director, Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Harvard University How is a blackout like a seizure?  Does binge drinking actually cause brain damage?  Why does alcohol discriminate by sex?  This session addresses these questions and much more.  Come learn […]

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  • The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

    The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

    This documentary provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Shining a spotlight on the latest scientific […]

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