Tag: mental health

You Are Not Alone

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Mental health affects a large portion of the population of the world on a daily basis, and students are definitely not an exception to this. Mental health issues can make completing daily tasks absolutely difficult and…

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

What you should know about yoga and why you should implement it into your life BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Yoga is a popular movement that brings together large groups of people. It is well-known for its positive effect on…

Am I Good Enough?

Self-confidence: why are we suffering from low self-esteem, and what are useful tips to change it? BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Of course, you are. You are more than good. You are the best at whatever you’re doing. How does…

Your Mental Health Doesn’t Belong to Anyone’s Schedule

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER While we slowly chip away at the stigma and silence surrounding issues of mental and emotional health, we have managed to barely scratch the surface of the problematic views we still hold as a society….

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…