MasonCARES Suicide Prevention Program

Emergency Contacts

Provided virtually by CAPS, Mason CARES is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty, staff, and students in how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services. Mason CARES talks about suicide to educate the Mason Community on how to:

  • recognize and respond to those in crisis
  • increase awareness and knowledge of available resources in regards to suicide prevention, mental health, and wellness
  • help change the perceptions most people have concerning mental health by circulating positive images of mental illness and promoting help-seeking behaviors

Fall 2022 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

Wednesday, October 5 (virtual): 1 pm -3 pm – Click here to join the Faculty/Staff training session
Friday, October 21: 10 am – 12 pm (In person) – Click here to join the Faculty/Staff training session

Students: 

Friday, September 30 (In person): 10 am – 12 pm – Click here to join the Students’ training session
Wednesday, November 2 (virtual): 1 pm – 3 pm – Click here to join the Students’ training session