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Students can receive virtual counseling from CAPS.

CAPS addresses new mental health needs due to COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
About a fifth of students visiting Mercer’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services have sought counseling specifically because of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their life, data kept by CAPS shows, underscoring the additional mental health challenges COVID-19 has caused at colleges across the nation. 
Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24 hour study floor.

‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer September 30, 2020
Burnout. We've all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress in today’s world has created an even bigger emphasis on a term we hear so frequently. 
The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

Suicide Prevention Month: Helping others through understanding and education

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer September 9, 2020
World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10 and was created in order to provide an opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and how it impacts so many.
The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

Beyond the Diagnosis: How I dealt with bipolar disorder when transitioning to college

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer February 14, 2020
Just because my emotions can swing from one extreme to the other doesn’t mean I’m dangerous, but it does make me worry that they’ll think I am.
The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located behind Mary Erin Porter Hall on Mercer's campus.

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Where can Mercer students get help?

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor October 9, 2019
Less than half of college students who are suffering will seek treatment. But according to Emily Piassick, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Mercer University, that number is increasing.
A freshman steps on her scale.

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer September 9, 2019
In the presence of a stressful academic life and thriving social life, it can be hard to make sure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Here are five ways to avoid the freshman 15.
Vice President Michaela Jones (left) and President Adam Penland (right) of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and communication between the student body and SGA.

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor August 14, 2019
Vice President Michaela Jones and President Adam Penland of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and improve communication between the student body and SGA.
Michaela Jones will serve as SGA vice president next year. Photo courtesy Michaela Jones

SGA begins planning for next semester

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager April 23, 2019
Adam Penland and Michaela Jones want to make mental health, dining options and parking improvements priorities on campus.
CAPS is located behind MEP. Photo by Peter Garcia.

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Mandi DeLong and Emily Rose Thorne October 18, 2018

Some students have experienced long wait times and other challenges while trying to access services at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since one of the counselors left Mercer in August. Junior...

Call (478-301-2862) to schedule an appointment with CAPS. Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

October 14, 2015

A.W.A.R.E. is a student group of peer educators under the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) umbrella. CAPS is located behind MEP and provides free, confidential counseling to Mercer students....

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