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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

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

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. DirectorRead More

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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?

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

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 andRead 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

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

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 frequentlyRead 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

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

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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

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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