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CAPS Hires New Mental Health Staff

Georgetown will hire three new staff members, two to Counseling and Psychiatric Services and one to the Division of Student Affairs, in an effort to expand mental health resources, according to a campus-wide email sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson on March 15. Current plans propose adding[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

When Friends Fill in the Mental Health Gap

The guy who’s the life of the party at the Tombs. A friend who seems a little down lately. That woman at the coffee shop who is keeping to herself. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, gender or sexual orientation. It affects all of our lives in one[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Creating a New ‘Mental Health’

A university is meant to foster innovative ideas and social progress, but at the end of the day, it is also a business. Even a campus full of Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies will shut its gates if it finds itself unable to pay the bills. Like any institution, a[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA Releases Mental Health Initiative

The Georgetown University Student Association Mental Health Committee announced the creation of the Project Lighthouse mental health initiative Wednesday, which will implement a peer-to-peer online chat service to enable Georgetown students to anonymously communicate on issues such as stress culture, sleep problems and thoughts of self-harm. The initiative plans to[Read More…]

by January 15, 2016 2 comments News, News - Top

End the Stigma Against Sadness

In my younger and more vulnerable years, my friend gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like telling someone you’re sad,” she told me, “just remember that no one likes sad people. They probably don’t want to hear what you[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Mind-Body Medicine Program, which launched 13 years ago in the Georgetown University Medical Center, has expanded to undergraduates over the past few years, catering students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the School of Foreign Service who experience stress.

Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Relief Program Expands

“There is nothing that I am prouder of,” Georgetown University Medical Center professor Aviad Haramati said with a smile, recalling his role in the founding of the Mind-Body Medicine Program 13 years ago. The program, built around a series of courses in GUMC, teaches self-care strategies of stress relief and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

End The Stigma, Start The Dialogue

My story is all too common, but unfortunately, it is rarely discussed. In the spring of 2015, my workload was unprecedented. As a junior pre-med, I was taking physics, biochemistry, Spanish and philosophy, conducting lab research and studying for the MCAT. I was overwhelmed, stressed and slipping back into a[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Mental Health Needs Speed, Not Excuses

On Monday, Sept. 21, my first semester after transferring to Georgetown went from bad to worse. I learned that two students from my old college had died. The news sent me into a downward emotional spiral. I was already having an extremely rough time transitioning to Georgetown, but this event[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Hoyas For Mental Health

The proposed anonymous undergraduate peer-to-peer support network, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychiatric Services, represents a promising step toward mental health reform that students and administrators should endorse. As the Georgetown University Student Association Executive Mental Health Committee continues talks with the administrators this week in the hope of launching[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students Discuss Mental Health Issues on Campus

The Georgetown University Student Association Committee on Mental Health hosted a panel discussion with administrators Monday in the Healey Family Student Center to address student concerns about mental health policy after an academic year marked by a spike in student visits to Counseling and Psychiatric Services. Last year, CAPS received[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top