Post Tagged with: "mental health"

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

Project Lighthouse Launches

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 sleep[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Proof of Progress

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 of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Activist Addresses Mental Health in Minority Communities

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 Salazar[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Meager Victory

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…]

by March 18, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Hoya/Danny Smith

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

Collaborate to Combat Mental Health Stigma

My bedroom doorknob will always hold a special place in my heart. After all, with just the right touch — wrist angled, palm pressed upward, skin digging into the incision of the lock — I could save the lives of my family. And so, with a sort of ritualistic fervor,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - 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
Take Charge of Your Safety

Take Charge of Your Safety

Here at Georgetown, we are located in one of the most secure neighborhoods in Washington, according to city data. Many of us are lucky enough to have caring, conscientious friends who look out for us when we walk home after it gets dark at night. We have a capable, well-trained[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Guiding Light For Mental Health

Advocacy surrounding insufficient mental health resources on our campus is as commonplace and substandard as O’Donovan Hall’s food and lame jokes about its grungy food. However, while lousy garbage jokes may last only a few fleeting seconds, a negative experience with mental health resources at Georgetown can define one’s college[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top