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Panel Urges Focus on Refugee Mental Health

Panel Urges Focus on Refugee Mental Health

March 31, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Addressing the mental health and wellness of refugees is a critical challenge after resettlement, according to panelists at an event hosted yesterday in Lohrfink Auditorium by the student refugee advocacy group No Lost Generation. The panel included four professionals in mental health, social work and refugees: Georgetown Institute for theRead More


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

Health and Wellness Issue

Health and Wellness Issue

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Campus Health: Where Are We Now?  The Engelhard Project: Healthy Learning, Healthy Living Stalling Unhealthy Habits from the Bathroom Stall Project Lighthouse: Peers Helping Peers Curbing College Stress — How to Finesse Your Stress Meditation and Reflection at the John Main Center Campus Ministry on Spiritual Health Dining out for theRead More

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

Noah Taylor

EDITORIAL: Dean’s Letter Misses Mark

August 30, 2016 at 3:00 am 5 comments

The University of Chicago’s Dean of Students John Ellison sent a letter to its students on Aug. 24 that included both a welcoming note and a warning regarding conversations on trigger warnings and safe spaces. “We do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because theirRead More

Making Your Story Known and Finding Help in the Process

July 20, 2016 at 9:44 am 1 comment

I’ve had depression since I was 12. I used to be afraid of people finding out, so I kept track of who knew and tried to keep it quiet. I remember feeling angry when my parents told my extended family that I was experiencing severe suicidal thoughts. I was angryRead More

Promote Awareness, One Story at a Time

Promote Awareness, One Story at a Time

April 29, 2016 at 3:07 am 1 comment

In my freshman year, I had no real understanding of mental health. Mental health issues were still a distant concept to me then, and to be honest, as much as I hate to admit it, I thought I was stronger than the people who struggled with them. Psychologists estimate thatRead 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