Tag: mental health

Why You Should Write

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINIONS EDITOR Whether I have liked it or not, writing has always been in my life. When I was younger, I despised writing. A common punishment in my parents’ house was writing sentences like, “I will never…”…

As the Days Get Shorter

What is seasonal depression and how can you cope? BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER As winter comes, is your mood steadily getting worse? Do you spend more time sleeping? Do you overeat? Then you may be suffering from seasonal affective…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The recent Fourth Estate article focusing on CAPS services (Oct. 1 edition) highlighted the importance of supporting the mental health of Mason’s students. However, it painted a skewed and incomplete picture. I want to share information and important…

The Perfect Storm

CAPS underfunding amid growing mental health concerns impacts treatment BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Mental health is a tricky and hard-to-navigate subject, and with national health trends on the rise, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is trying to help…

The mental aftermath of hurricanes

Mason student reflects on the hardships after Irma and Maria hit her home By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Melting ice caps and disappearing forests are common visualizations of climate change, but mental health issues can be a direct cause of…

Mental health resources at Mason

On-campus resources for spring and finals stress By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer With the academic year winding down, students can feel anxious with numerous end-of-year finals and papers looming ahead. In order to combat the end-of-year stress, Mason provides a…

Universities tackle millennial mental health

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Many college students struggle with mental health difficulties and diagnoses like anxiety and depression seem to be on the rise. Fortunately, Mason and other Virginia universities are doing their best to tackle this issue. According to Daphne…

PostSecretU promotes a nurturing honesty within Mason community

Written by Fourth Estate Lifestyle Reporter Tatyana White-Jenkins During the week of April 14, Mason’s student organization Active Minds held events to promote PostSecretU, an on-campus community art project. Sponsored by Active Minds Inc. and Frank Warren, creator of the…