Sometimes psychological or mental health concerns can have an impact on a student’s physical health and well-being. Stomach pains, headaches, feelings of tiredness, can be an effect of mental health concerns.
About 1 in 5 young adults live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24 (NAMI). Discussing concerns about your mental health with someone is an important first step to getting help. Speaking up and asking for support is a sign of strength.
Student Health will work with other Mason offices such as Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of Disability Services, Student Support and Advocacy Center, and community specialists to help a student understand the cause of their concern and help get students the support they need to be successful at Mason.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, seek help immediately. Call 911 for local emergency services, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (741-741) anytime.
If you are concerned about unhealthy eating habits for yourself, a friend, or family member, schedule an appointment (703-993-2831) with one of our healthcare providers for information and assistance. An eating disorder may be a way of trying to cope with underlying problems. Food concerns, body dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem can prevent an individual from achieving their full potential. Unfortunately, some people with eating disorders may not recognize or admit that they have a problem. More awareness, as well as early detection and intervention, are important to prevent problematic behaviors from evolving into more serious conditions that affect one’s psychological and physical well-being.
Counseling and Psychological Services at Mason 703-993-2380
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Eating Disorders Association and phone hotline: 800-931-2237
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
PRS CrisisLink 703-527-4077
Crisis Text Line 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255