ECHO is a peer counseling group that addresses concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem.
ECHO staffers are trained undergraduates who provide non-judgmental and non- directive support to both those dealing with their own issues and those who are concerned about a friend, roommate, significant other or family member. ECHO is a resource for anyone seeking referrals, support, or just someone to talk to, and provides its services through drop-in hours and hotline. ECHO also plans and produces outreach events to increase community awareness and foster an understanding campus environment.


ECHO is here to respond to your concerns while respecting your privacy. when you call ECHO, you reach a staff of peer counselors who are trained to listen and provide resources based upon your needs. we maintain anonymity and confidentiality to ensure that your concerns always come first.
anonymous means that any ECHO staffer you talk to won’t ask for your name or reveal your name if you choose to share it.
confidential means that nothing you say goes beyond ECHO unless your concern involves the threat of physical harm to yourself or someone else.


No call is too trivial or unimportant. if something is bothering you, that is reason enough to call ECHO. If you are not sure about what a friend is going through, how to approach an initial conversation with someone, or whether your experience is serious “enough,” please call.


Lowell House, M-013
drop-ins: Sunday-Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.
hotline: daily, 8 p.m. – 8.a.m.

ECHO is closed for the summer. Please check back with us in the fall.  In the meantime,  the After-Hours Urgent Care Clinic of the Harvard University Health Services remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including throughout the summer.  The phone number for After Hours Urgent Care is 617-495-5711.  The clinic is on the 5th floor of the Smith Center, and is accessible through the basement entrance off of the ramp that runs between Holyoke Street and Dunster Street.  You will need your Harvard ID to present to the security guard at the elevator there. In addition, the Student Mental Health Service of HUHS (on the 4th floor of HUHS in the Smith Center; 617-495-2042) and the Bureau of Study Counsel (at 5 Linden St.; 617-495-258) remain open during weekday business hours. Have a good summer, everyone!

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