Supporting Our Community in Crisis

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.


Well-Being Resources

  • 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

Counseling and Psychological Services 

  • 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 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 (MCCMH)  

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. 

Student Health Services  

  • Offers short term services for mental health issues, including substance use concerns.  
  • Call 703-993-2831