Post Tagged with: "mental health"

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

The online mental health program Project Lighthouse launched this week and received more than 25 messages its first day.

Project Lighthouse Launches

April 26, 2016 at 12:32 am 2 comments

Student-led mental health program Project Lighthouse officially launched its anonymous online chat service Sunday, responding to 25 students’ messages on its first day of operations. The new service, available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, connects students with student peer supporters to discuss issues ranging from stress and sleepRead More

Proof of Progress

April 19, 2016 at 1:02 am 0 comments

EThis week, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services announced the introduction of free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators. This policy change marks one of many significant achievements for the countless student activists in support of sexual assault policy reform at Georgetown. Following The Hoya’s publication ofRead More

Activist Addresses Mental Health in Minority Communities

March 22, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Dior Vargas, a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist, addressed some of the difficulties and stigmas that surround communities of color when confronted with issues of mental illness during an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Feb. 29. The event, hosted and facilitated by Bianca Uribe (COL ’18) and Xiomara SalazarRead More

A Meager Victory

March 18, 2016 at 1:02 am 1 comment

Many students praised the announcement earlier this week that the administration will add three new employees to Counseling and Psychiatric Services — two of the three to work on the main campus — to respond to excess demand that has long been a central part of student complaints about CAPS.Read More

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CAPS Hires New Mental Health Staff

March 18, 2016 at 12:28 am 0 comments

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 addingRead More