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Mason Cares

Each year, approximately 1100 college students commit suicide in the US. To support members of the Mason community in helping students access assistance, CAPS at Mason offers Mason Cares, a “gatekeeper” training. This program informs participants of the warning signs of suicide and coaches them in how to talk about suicide with and respond to students in crisis as well as how to guide them toward obtaining professional assistance.

Mason Cares* gatekeeper training helps participants learn


Suicide Prevention Week Events September 8-13, 2013:

Tuesday, September 10th (See entire calendar below):


Upcoming sessions of Mason Cares:

2013-2014 Sessions for Faculty and Staff:

Tuesday August 20 9am-11am  
Thursday September 19 9am-11am  
Tuesday October 15 9am-11am  
Thursday November 21 9am-11am  
Tuesday December 3 9am-11am  
Wednesday January 15 9am-11am  
Tuesday February 25 9am-11am  
Thursday March 20 9am-11am  
Tuesday April 15 9am-11am  
Monday May 5 9am-11am  


Please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 to register for an upcoming session or to ask questions.

2013-2014 Sessions for Students:

Monday September 16 3pm-5pm  
Tuesday October 15 5pm-7pm  
Wednesday November 20 5pm-7pm  
Thursday December 5 3pm-5pm  
Wednesday January 29 5pm-7pm  
Tuesday February 25 5pm-7pm  
Monday March 24 3pm-5pm  
Wednesday April 16 5pm-7pm  
Tuesday May 6 3pm-5pm  



*Mason Cares is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with the support of University Life, George Mason University.

To learn more about Mason Cares or to schedule a program, contact CAPS at 703-993-2380 or stop by SUB I, Room 3129.

*Mason Cares is based on Campus Connect developed at Syracuse University by Cory Wallack.