Training

As most faculty have observed first hand, many students face increasing economic, academic and social pressures. For some, these pressures can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. These conditions may also compromise students’ academic achievements and affect their ability to stay in school.

Mason faculty and staff are on the front line and often encounter students who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts. To support faculty and staff in responding to these situations and to increase the opportunities for students to access assistance, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a training program: Mason CARES.

Mason CARES

This training is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty and staff in how to respond to students who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from CAPS.

Click Mason CARES training to register for an upcoming session today!

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

    CrisisLink
    703-527-4077
    National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255
    GMU 24 hour Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Hotline
    703-380-1434
    Veterans' Crisis Hotline
    877-838-2838

Non-Emergency Contacts

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    703-993-2380
    Student Support
    703-993-3686
    Mason Police
    703-993-2810