Post Tagged with: "mental health"

OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

The NBA’s decision to institute a leaguewide mental wellness program last month provided hope the league is ready to take concrete measures to ensure the mental health of its players. The two players credited with prompting this change are All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love, who publicly shared their stories[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

On April 5, 1994, musical sensation Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Lead singer of Nirvana, Cobain is considered one of the voices of his generation — he is remembered for being a reluctant rock star, a tortured genius and a heroin addict. To this day, he represents the sad contradiction of[Read More…]

by April 4, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

Despite its reputation as the most progressive professional sports league, the NBA has long hesitated to formally acknowledge the importance of mental health for professional athletes. However, as a result of the efforts of three players — DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love and Kelly Oubre Jr. — in the last month[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

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
OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

OWEN | Phelps Destigmatizes Mental Health Issues

Although athletes today have worldwide fame, fortune and more success than most people dream of, their lives are far from easy. Athletes constantly fight a hidden opponent that’s a far tougher foe than any in their sport: mental health. Mental illness is no joke. According to estimates by the National[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
Georgetown University Student Association mental health advocates are fundraising for an off-campus therapy stipend program through Saxafund.

GUSA Seeks Donations for Therapy Stipend Program

Student mental health advocates are aiming to raise $4,000 for a pilot program to fund off-campus therapy for lower-income students through Saxafund, a crowdfunding platform for Georgetown University student initiatives, after administrators did not commit funding for a wider pilot program last year. The proposal, launched by the Georgetown University[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The overall budget increased by 6.5 percent to $1,066,020 from last year’s $1,000,640.

GUSA’s Mental Health Stipend Program Moves Forward

A pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care has moved closer to implementation in the 2017-18 academic year after the Georgetown University Student Association presented Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson with a proposal Dec. 1. University President John J. DeGioia committed to investing resources into making health[Read More…]

by December 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

Often, colleges present themselves as microcosms of the real world, yet in many ways they do not resemble it. The grades and accolades that we seek at college will not define our post-graduation selves as much as our perseverance through difficult times will. If we are too focused on the[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: GUSA Promises Remain Unmet

Halfway through the term, the administration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) has made minimal progress on the core proposals of its campaign. A lack of cohesive vision and a disparity between the priorities of the president and vice[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Editorial