Election Stress Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) understands that this time is stressful for many communities regarding the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. We have created this page of resources to help you obtain helpful information on processing stress, incorporating daily self-care activities, and finding support. Check back on this page frequently for new updates! Last update: November 2, 2020

Coping Resources 

Self-Care Resources 

Click here to view our Self-Care Infographic (PDF) for tips on how to incorporate self-care activities into your daily schedule.  

Instagram Live

Join @caps_gmu‘s Instagram Live on Monday, November 2 at 6 pm. CAPS clinicians will be available to answer questions about managing stress, coping with uncertainty, and ways to find support within your communities. 

Mindfulness Pathways: Election Edition 

Join us for a special edition of our Mindfulness Pathways workshop on Wednesday, November 4th at 2pm. This workshop will teach attendees how to incorporate mindfulness practices to combat feelings of stress due to the election season. Click here to join the workshop. 

Support Spaces 

CAPS and SSAC will be offering a Post-Election Support Space on Wednesday, November 4th at 6 pm. This is a space for students who would like to connect with others and process their reactions to the election. Please note: this event will be held on Zoom. Attendees must register on Mason360 to receive the Zoom link, Meeting ID, and Passcode. 

Register today on Mason360! 

Click here to view the Post-Election Support Space Flyer (PDF)

Mason Votes

Please visit Mason Votes for information on where to vote and how to vote at Mason.  

Find Your Flow: Navigating Stress During the Challenges of 2020

Join Mason Recreation, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Center for Well-being for a series of collaborative events. These one hour sessions will consist of a 30min group fitness class, led by Mason Rec staff, followed by a 30min activity geared towards supporting mental health and well-being led by CAPS.

In-Person Events (Max capacity 12)

  • Tuesday, Nov 10 | 4:30 pm @ The RAC – Yoga with Sean | Creating a Vision Board

** Registration for our in-person fitness class must be done online for facility entry. (https://bit.ly/35yNU8R)

Virtual Events: Students can register online at Mason360 for access.

  • Thursday, Nov. 5 | 12 pm – Zumba w/ Aditi | Self Care
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 | 12 pm – HIIT W/ Mary | Art & Relaxation

*** Faculty/ Staff with no Mason360 access can register online here: https://bit.ly/2TnTgy4

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741-741

CrisisLink

    703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

    800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

    703-380-1434

TrevorLifeline

    866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

    877-565-8860

Mason Police

    703-993-2810