Articles tagged: Mental Health
What happens when it is not the child who needs to be taken care of?
When you believe that you are solely responsible for someone's well-being, you also worry that your departure will be the sole reason for their deterioration.
Georgetown is abandoning its student leaders
Georgetown, flush with lackluster resources, is knowingly relying on an under-supported, undertrained, and largely unpaid crop of student leaders to create a basic system of community care.
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.
Why grief is more than a five-step process
The five stages of grief do not explain that every holiday and special occasion will be bittersweet because the feeling of loss simply does not end. They do not explain that talking is not the only way to process your emotions of grief, or that your love for the person who died cannot be changed by resuming your life. We need a new perception of grief; one that does not exclude what makes grief idiosyncratic
Why my OCD diagnosis meant so much
At this point, it was pretty clear that there really was something different about the way my brain worked. Or at least, there had better be.
Georgetown professor’s Transformers face off against Old Georgetown Board
Professor Howard is in an ongoing dispute with the Old Georgetown Board over two life-sized Transformers sculptures outside his home.
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.
Why cura personalis won’t solve Georgetown’s mental health crisis
Georgetown loves to espouse its Jesuit values. Yet one of them, cura personalis, or care for the whole person, fails to live up to its name.
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
Telehealth: The future of mental health care
The pandemic has completely changed the landscape of mental health care, one of the key components to battling mental illness.
Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors
“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent... Read more
Upon The New Decade
The clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020. A brand new decade, a brand new act. Maybe I watch too many movies, but with a new decade on the horizon... Read more
Strive for Imperfection
Last month, my day often started with sharing an understanding smile with the Lau security guard. If you’ve stumbled into the library anytime from 5-8 a.m., determined to study for... 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
Center for Child and Human Development Holds Event on Refugee Mental Health
Experts on child development and the Syrian crisis came met in the HFSC Social Room on Oct.10 to explain the problems facing young children caught in the crisis and explore... 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