Resources for Students and our Mason Community
University Life recognizes the impact of tragedy on Mason students and the community, and we are working to support the health and well-being of our community. Below is a list of supportive resources that may be helpful in processing and coping with grief and other emotions at this time.
- Patriot Community Gathering Spaces - In the event of a tragedy or impactful event, the Patriot Community Gathering Spaces will activate to provide open spaces to gather, connect, and attend to our community’s mental health and Well-Being needs. These organized support spaces will be available to students and the Mason community. Those details will be available in the plugin below, as well as on the Mason360 “Community Gathering Spaces” group page.
- Assistance Stations: Drop in, no appointment necessary to speak with someone for support.
- Therapy Dogs
Mental Health Resources for Students
- Free and confidential counseling for Mason students
- 24/7 on-call crisis help
- 1:1 appointments
- Group counseling
- Call CAPS at 703-993-2380
TimelyCare: 24/7 Virtual mental health support for students
With TimelyCare, Mason students have access to a multitude of virtual mental health and well-being resources that are free and available 24/7. Find out more at https://ulife.gmu.edu/timely-care/ or Download the app.
- 24/7 on-demand access to TalkNow
- 12 free sessions of 1:1 scheduled counseling for every student each academic year
- 1:1 telehealth counseling, speak with a counselor by video or phone
- Unlimited health coaching (stress management, nutrition, time management and more)
Mason’s Center for Community Mental Health is the primary training clinic for Mason doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. MCCMH provides evidence-based, accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive therapy and testing services to our Northern Virginia community.
- The Emotional Support Line is available 7 days a week from 8:30am-8:30pm. The phone line is free, anonymous & confidential. Please call 703-215-1898.
- Speak with a volunteer trained to use an evidence-informed approach to address acute issues and provide screening for problems that require more intensive treatment.
- Offers short term services for mental health issues, including substance use concerns.
- Call 703-993-2831
Resource Documents (PDFs)
- Common Questions While Coping With Grief
- Tips to Cope with Grief
- Caring For Yourself and Seeking Support
- Patriots Thriving Together
For Faculty and Staff
- Providing Support During Distressing Times
- Concerned about a Student
- Patriots Thriving Together
- Let’s Help Our Students
EXTERNAL RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE
- Coping with Disaster and Traumatic Events
- National Institute of Mental Health: Coping with Traumatic Events
- Trauma Informed Self-Help App to Cope with Trauma and Stress
- How to Handle Anxiety Around Mass Shootings and Going Back to School
- Coping with Grief in College
- Local Fairfax County Mental Health Resources