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Deficit of CAPS appointments impedes mental health support

CAPS appointments are often booked up to the point where students cannot see a counselor until weeks later.

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

March 12, 2020

In a setting where young adults are living in crowded spaces, adapting to rigorous course loads and navigating independent living for the first time, mental health resources should be readily accessible. For many students at Tulane, this is not their experience   Tulane’s official mental health resource, ...

Celebrate Mental Health Festival encourages self care before finals

Student participates in activity at the Celebrate Mental Health Festival this Saturday.

Charlotte Block, Contributing Reporter

November 14, 2019

Tulane University’s National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter hosted its annual Celebrate Mental Health Festival on Newcomb Quadrangle on Saturday, Nov. 9.  NAMI is “dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, promoting mental health, and educating the campus community about available resou...

Staff editorial: This year, let’s foster a community of care

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September 5, 2019

The Tulane community is aching right now as we endure the unthinkable: saying goodbye to one of our own. This tragedy serves as a stark reminder that we carry a responsibility to look after one another with vigilant attention and loving care.  Every student walking down McAlister Drive embodies a unique set...

CAPS scheduling system causing stress

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Eleni Sakellakis, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

CAPS for Counseling Services, Tulane University’s college counseling center, provides a variety of psychological services, from individual therapy to group discussion sessions to care coordination. CAPS’s ineffective appointment-making process, however, makes these services inaccessible for many ...

Mental health programs like CAPS deserve more funding, attention

Mental health programs like CAPS deserve more funding, attention

Austin Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Mental health on college campuses is an enduring issue, and campus health services across the country are making serious efforts to address the constantly fluctuating, and generally increasing, needs of their students. Here at Tulane, Counseling and Psychological Services is no exception. According to Program Director Donna Bender, CAPS added another year-round staff positi...

International students find ways to make campus feel like home

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Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

March 14, 2018

Many students find themselves missing home when they come to college. According to College Factual, 11 percent of students on campus come from other countries, making homesickness hit a little harder. Jennifer Li is a freshman at Tulane. She was born in Los Angeles, but a couple years later her pare...

TU and FROM seeks to increase access to off-campus health care

(From left to right) Eva Dils, Corley Miller and Sarah Levison pose with a sign advertising the TU and FROM campaign. The program aims to increase access to off-campus health care providers for students.

Lily Milwit, News Editor

March 16, 2017

This week, three students introduced the Tulane University Facilitating Rides to Off-campus Medicine, or the TU and FROM, campaign to help students access medical services off campus. The campaign began last summer when senior Sarah Levinson approached Corley Miller, senior and Undergraduate Student...