Post Tagged with: "mental health"

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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

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

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
At Crossroads, Exec Turns

At Crossroads, Exec Turns

Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Connor Rohan (COL ’16) are unconventional leaders. By running a campaign satirizing the whole process, they won the backing of students tired of a staid Georgetown University Student Association with the promise that the body could be something different. Thus, they assumed the roles of[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 2 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
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Patel Addresses Global Mental Health at NHS Commencement

Global mental health expert Vikram Patel spoke about mental health and health inequality in his address to the Class of 2015 at the commencement ceremony for the School of Nursing and Health Studies this afternoon. University President John J. DeGioia presented Patel with a degree of Doctor of Science prior[Read More…]

by May 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Student Health Center drew criticism from students for slow response times, part of a general discontent with university physical, mental and sexual health services.

Concerns With Campus Health Care Span Array of Issues

On a campus with a population that is known for its passion for and devotion to activities, academics and internships, students often put health on a backburner. The university faced continued struggles this year addressing the problems that students encounter in maintaining their physical, mental and sexual well-being. These issues contributed[Read More…]

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The Student Advocacy Office has been reorganized, adding arms dedicated to student workers, 
mental health and free speech, in an attempt to streamline advocacy and increase efficiency.

SAO Revamped in Efficiency Bid

The Student Advocacy Office has been restructured to include branches for student workers, mental health and free speech, under the direction of Director Ryan Shymansky (COL ’16) and Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther (COL ’16) and Vice President Connor Rohan (COL ’16). Esmeralda Huerta (SFS ’17) will serve[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

Creating Survivors Nonprofit Grows

Creating Survivors, a student-run nonprofit dedicated to mental health issues, has plans to expand its Georgetown chapter to provide services to more students. The nonprofit, which was created in September 2014 by Jairus Nytes (COL ’16), provides students with free access to licensed psychotherapists to prevent teen suicide and assist[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top