Tag: mental health

CAPS OFFICE ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CARES TRAINING PROGRAM MASON CARES

Mason announces new student awareness, referral and education program for suicide prevention training BY ISABELLE BARRETT STAFF WRITER  On Thursday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Counseling and Psychological Services will host the Mason CARES training program virtually….

TRAUMA ISN’T ONLY ABOUT VETERANS

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER War scars people. Ever since the American Civil War, the “Soldier’s Heart” has been an issue that instigated studies on the long-term effects of trauma. We’ve seen discussions of trauma in veterans more in recent…

IN FAVOR OF A COMPASSIONATE CLASSROOM

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER “This is new to all of us, so have patience as we navigate this semester together.” Every student has heard this line or something like it this year, as education continues to be reformed in…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS STAFF WRITER This week, Faces of Mason focuses on students working from home during the pandemic. Students were asked how and where they are completing their work and if they found a difference in their working…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Hand sanitizer is not the only thing you’ll need to get through the pandemic BY: AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In just a few short weeks, all of us have had our lives completely turned around. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean…

Professor Leads Stepping Up Initiative Study

Mason professor Faye Taxman awarded $3.5 million by the NIMH for her study in improving mental health services for those in jail BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER The National Institute of Mental Health awarded $3.5 million to Mason professor and…

Young Men Are Checking Out — For A Different Reason

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINION EDITOR There is a prevailing stigma in our culture that has prevented young men from seeking the help they need during times of mental crisis. Young men in the U.S. and around the world are suffering…

Young Men Are Checking Out

BY STEVEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece contains a graphic description of suicide.  The chamber is loaded with only one. His trajectory is spot on. His focus on the goal is lethal. His mouth opens, inviting the barrel in….

The Fight Against Stigma

How Mason is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Schizo. Bipolar. Psychotic. These are the words nonchalantly thrown around college campuses, characterized by stigma and dripping with negative connotation.  Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses sometimes…

Why Instagram Is One Of The Most Popular Masks

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER It’s easy to scroll through your best friend’s Instagram page and see all of their smiling selfies with perfect lighting and pictures of them out having a great time with others. Maybe the filter they…