Upcoming Outreach Events

Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Fall 2020 Semester.  Our virtual outreach events are designed to increase the understanding of mental health topics while providing a space to connect with others. Check back on this page frequently to stay up-to-date on our latest events! Last Update: October 27, 2020.

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, Oct 27 | 4:30 pm @The RAC – Yoga with Sean | Mindfulness
– 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, Oct. 29 | 12 pm – Bootcamp w/ Brandon | Coping with Stress
– 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

Instagram Live: Coping with Election Stress

 

Join CAPS clinicians for a conversation on managing stress, coping with uncertainty, and ways to find support within your communities on CAPS’ Instagram Live! The event will begin on November 2nd at 6pm! 

Post-Election Support Space

CAPS, SSAC, and CCEE are offering a supportive space for students who would like to connect with others and process their reactions to the election on Wednesday, November 4th at 6pm. Please note: this event will be held on Zoom. Attendees must register on Mason360 to receive the meeting link, ID, and passcode. 

Register for the Post-Election Support Space on Mason360!

Mindfulness Pathways: Election Edition

Learn how to manage election-related stress with mindfulness! Join our Drop-in Mindfulness Workshop on Wednesday, November 4th at 2pm. Workshop Link: tinyurl.com/CAPSvmhw.

Quarantine and Connection: Support Spaces

During the pandemic, being in quarantine or isolation can cause people to experience many different thoughts or emotions. Aside from physical isolation, sometimes we feel emotionally isolated because we are not sure if others who are not in the same situation will understand our experience. CAPS does understand, and we are here to help.

Every Tuesday at 11 am and Friday at 1 pm, we will offer a virtual drop-in support space for our students currently in quarantine or isolation.  There is no registration or a minimum number of groups to commit to. If you are looking for a place of support and to learn additional ways to cope with quarantine/isolation, please join us. Click “Virtual Support Space Link” below to access the support spaces. 

Quarantine and Connection Flyer (PDF)

Virtual Support Space Link

Virtual Mental Health Workshops

Our Virtual Mental Health Workshops are geared toward teaching students the necessary skills to healthily cope with the stressors of college life. These workshops use a collaborative approach to teaching mental health skills while also providing exercises for students to practice what they learn. Students can expect to learn new ways to incorporate coping techniques, self-compassion practices, and self-care activities into their daily schedule by attending the workshops. 

Visit our Virtual Mental Health Workshops page for the Fall 2020 schedule and event link.

Virtual Mental Health Workshop Flyer (PDF)

Mason CARES

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 2020 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

November 2, 3 pm-5 pm – November 2 Registration Link

Students: 

November 17, 1 pm-3 pm – November 17 Registration Link

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