Articles tagged: Mental Health


Features

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.

Voices

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

Digital Issue

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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.

Voices

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

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

Voices

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.

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

News

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

Features

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

News

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

Opinion

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

Columns

Open Access: Excluding Identities in the Inclusivity Movement

Confession: Sometimes, I watch TED Talks about productivity instead of being productive. Sometimes, that leads me down a TED Talk rabbit hole in which I insist that I’m learning while... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: Reflecting on Death and My Grandmother’s Disease

Sometimes I run to think through a problem, but this is not one of those days. I’m at Yates, running on the treadmill because my left knee is too messed... Read more

Columns

Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

Is mental illness overdiagnosed? I’m not going to answer that question. The idea that we’re mistakenly diagnosing people who don’t have mental illnesses is more harmful than many realize. These... Read more