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University administrators served on a panel about Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services at the second Mental Health Open Forum on Monday.

Panel Calls for Greater Mental Health Reforms

October 21, 2016 at 12:12 am 0 comments

Despite recent organizational changes, including new staff and reduced fees for mental health services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services is still not fully equipped to address the demand for mental health support, according to a panel of six university administrators from the Mental Health Advisory Board at the university’s second annualRead More

EDITORIAL: Support CAPS Endowment

September 27, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

Beginning this semester, students affiliated with the Georgetown Scholarship Program will be able to receive all mental health services from Counseling and Psychiatric Services for free, thanks to an anonymous donation. The donation also facilitated the hiring of a new staff psychologist. This donation should be a first step towardRead More

VIEWPOINT: Mental Health Requires Culture of Care

September 23, 2016 at 3:26 am 0 comments

Last year, 58.6 percent of college students surveyed by the National College Health Assessment expressed feeling “overwhelming anxiety” in the last 12 months. Of college students surveyed, 36.1 percent “felt so depressed it was difficult to function.” At Georgetown University, we can see the clench of anxiety or ache ofRead More

GSP students were given access to free mental health resources and appointed an in-house wellness adviser as a result of an anonymous donation this academic year.

Donor Sponsors CAPS Services for GSP

September 20, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Georgetown Scholarship Program students can now receive all Counseling and Psychiatric Services mental health resources for free, and schedule appointments with a CAPS staff psychologist specifically assigned to supporting GSP students as of the beginning of this academic year through a partnership funded by an anonymous donor this summer. GSPRead More

CAPS Cuts Costs for Services

September 16, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Services has reduced its fees starting in the fall 2016 semester by 89 percent for follow-up psychology visits and by 80 percent for follow-up psychiatric visits and expanded free services in an effort to increase undergraduate student access to mental health services. Follow-up psychotherapy visits nowRead More

Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop released a report on Georgetown's medical leave of absence process June 28.

Report Examining Medical Leave of Absence Process Released

July 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

Georgetown’s medical leave of absence process is achieving its goals, but could benefit from changes including increasing communication between students on an MLOA and the university and increasing training for university staff, according to a report released by Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John BishopRead More

Medical Leave Of Absence Reexamined

May 20, 2016 at 12:07 am 1 comment

Counseling and Psychiatric Services will form a support group for students returning from a medical leave of absence as part of a series of recommendations from Georgetown’s Mental Health Advisory Board seeking to improve the medical leave of absence process, according to a campus-wide email Wednesday. Currently, students returning toRead More

Kehoe Field’s conditions create challenges for club sports teams.

Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

April 29, 2016 at 3:52 am 0 comments

Faced with increased demand for resources in virtually all aspects of campus, the administration worked to address growing concerns in Georgetown’s academic, athletic and student life. Academic Resource Center With five academic coordinators responsible for the entire student population, the Academic Resource Center faced criticism for its tight quarters andRead More

Noah Taylor

Our Closing Words

April 29, 2016 at 3:02 am 3 comments

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, the Georgetown community saw a range of issues sparking activism and dialogue across campus. From continuing efforts to memorialize the university’s history with slavery to improving programs dedicated to addressing mental health issues, our community’s progress this past year found its stride in certain areasRead More

The online mental health program Project Lighthouse launched this week and received more than 25 messages its first day.

Project Lighthouse Launches

April 26, 2016 at 12:32 am 2 comments

Student-led mental health program Project Lighthouse officially launched its anonymous online chat service Sunday, responding to 25 students’ messages on its first day of operations. The new service, available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, connects students with student peer supporters to discuss issues ranging from stress and sleepRead More