Post Tagged with: "CAPS"

PECK: Keeping Up the Conversation on Suicide

Content warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. Suicide prevention advocacy is too often conducted through giant posters with flamboyant colors. They scream at passing students: “You matter,” “You are not alone” and “Never give up,” reminding them[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Extend Mental Health Services

Despite Georgetown University’s Wednesday decision to partially subsidize the care of low-income students, the mental health care options provided to students are still frustratingly inadequate. In addition to funding short-term coverage, Georgetown must seek solutions for the long-term mental health care challenges of its students. After months of delay and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial
Student advocates are pushing for the university to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students in a pilot program.

Advocates Push for Off-Campus Mental Health Care Stipend

Student mental health advocates launched a petition advocating for the university to fund a pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care for 40 students. The petition, addressed to University President John J. DeGioia on Monday, requested funds for the pilot program from the Office of the President and through[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

It is no secret: I have clinical depression. I first experienced symptoms of depression at age 12, was officially diagnosed at age 16 and began counseling the same year. For the next few years, I worked through high school and my freshman year of college, drifting in and out of[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NAAZ MODAN/THE HOYA

As Georgetown’s first online peer-to-peer support platform, Project Lighthouse aims to show stressed college students that any problem is worth talking about, regardless of what others may think. A year from its official launch in April 2016, the program has already supported more than 200 students in the Georgetown community.

Project Lighthouse: Peers Helping Peers

Georgetown’s first online peer-to-peer support service, Project Lighthouse has grown since it was founded last April. Created in partnership with Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Health Education Services and the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Health, the initiative for the program was announced in January 2016. Director[Read More…]

CLARA MEJíA ORTA/THE HOYA

Despite common student perceptions, there have been significant improvements in campus health and wellness. Collaborations between the Georgetown University Student Association, Health Education Services and the Student Health Center, among others, have led to increased awareness and engagement.

Campus Health: Where Are We Now?

When reflecting on student wellness on campus, it is easy to sensationalize and laser focus on extreme examples of poor health. With their risky behavior and lack of self-care, college students have a reputation for failing to live their best lives. However, with increased attention from health care institutions and[Read More…]

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On campus, when homesickness, social pressures and multiple assignments jeopardize students’ happiness, “mindfulness meditation” can restore a healthy balance.

Curbing College Stress

It is no secret that college is demanding. Homesickness, multiple assignments, work and social pressures make for an overbearing load. College students become extremely familiar with stress and its crippling effects. According to a study done by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 80 percent of college students frequently[Read More…]

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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

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 annual[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Support CAPS Endowment

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 toward[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Mental Health Requires Culture of Care

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 of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top