Articles tagged: CAPS
President DeGioia, tear down these tents!
The tents’ existence makes progressively less sense, an impressive feat since they’ve always been unnecessary.
Students struggle to reconcile CAPS accessibility gap
Over the course of the pandemic, Georgetown launched new telehealth services, but many students still struggled to find support.
After interim leadership, new CAPS director looks to rebuild trust
After more than a year without a director of Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Dr. Durriya Meer began in the role on Jan. 24. With experience at Johns Hopkins... Read more
We asked President DeGioia some of the students’ most pressing questions. Here are his answers.
Each semester for several years, the editor in chief of the Voice has sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to ask about the biggest issues facing the university—solar... Read more
Georgetown knows how to improve mental healthcare—it just hasn’t done it
It’s that time of the semester. Students, overwhelmed by midterms, burnout, and personal challenges, need mental health resources. The collegiate conversation around mental health happens like clockwork: Students call for... Read more
Where have all the students gone? How leave of absence policies hinder student wellness
In the face of mental illness or medical emergency, a growing number of college students are taking a leave of absence. Often, it doesn't help.
Despite HoyaWell program, students struggle to receive consistent mental healthcare
Georgetown students are struggling to receive consistent and cost-effective mental health services during the pandemic.
CAPS Director Retires, Setting Off National Search
After a 15-year career at the university, Dr. Phil Meilman retired from his post as director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services.
Georgetown announces online mental health service, begins closing care gap
Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) announced a new resource, HoyaWell in an effort to address mental health needs.
Georgetown Explained: Domestic violence resources
The Voice explains resources available for students experiencing domestic violence or interpersonal violence.
Georgetown Explained: Mental health services
Poor mental health is an open secret at universities like Georgetown, and the trend is only getting worse. A 2018 national survey found that more than 41 percent of students... Read more
Georgetown Continues Healthcare Services During Covid-19
The Georgetown Student Health Center, Health Education Services (HES), and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), are offering limited in-person and virtual services to students during the Covid-19 pandemic. These services... Read more
GUSA Senate Invokes Disciplinary Measures on Hamilton
The GUSA Senate met on Sept. 22 and passed three pieces of legislation concerning CAPS programming, the disciplinary steps for Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) following impeachment, and the... Read more
Carrying On: Navigating the Maze of Georgetown’s Mental Healthcare System
I don’t know how to describe what depression and anxiety feel like. Comedian Sarah Silverman once described it as, “I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.” Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton... Read more
GSP to hire full-time psychologist, continuing CAPS satellite trend
The university announced it will be hiring a full-time staff psychologist for the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP), expanding its part-time counselor position. The position was originally created two years ago... Read more
Stressed and Silent: Georgetown’s Culture and Mental Health
Will Emery (COL ’19) has noticed that Georgetown students have the same conversation over and over as midterm season arrives. “They go, ‘How are you?’ ‘Well, I have nine tests,... Read more
Did Georgetown Want Me Back?
The first people I saw as the elevator doors opened and the GERMS staff wheeled my stretcher through my dorm entrance were two acquaintances. “Don’t worry,” I laughed nervously as... Read more
CAPS introduces accesible policies
Over the summer, Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) introduced two new policies to increase accessibility. The policies work to lower the cost and increase the anonymity of treatment and... Read more
Beyond Title IX: Georgetown’s changing conversation around sexual assault
“The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.” –U.S.... Read more