Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Fall 2022 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!Virtual Mental Health Workshops
Visit our Virtual Mental Health Workshops page for the Fall 2022 Workshop Link. Below are examples of regular workshops during the Academic Year.
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
In this space, we will focus on discussing the layered process of healing from trauma, learning skills to feel empowered in the face of strong emotions (e.g., grounding and containment skills), and engaging in brief meditations and exercises.