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Attempting a Derma-tox

Sarah Puzone April 10, 2024

The stares grew far too uncomfortable. The questions were redundant and aggravating. The weird looks were too much. I needed to stop picking my skin, but how? I have what is known as dermatillomania,...

Q&A with Maddi McKay

Q&A with Maddi McKay

Juliet Menz April 10, 2024

Portrait of Maddi McKay, Care Coordinator for the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). PHOTO COURTESY OF MADDI MCKAY In February, Maddi McKay was appointed as the Care Coordinator...


Five mental health resources for students

Natalie Nevins November 9, 2022

The covid-19 pandemic significantly increased issues relating to mental health, particularly for college-aged students. The Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University examined 43,098...

Understanding the stigma behind therapy

Anna Kalafatis February 22, 2022

When Jackie Moyer ’23 was first approached by her parents to try therapy, “it felt like the worst thing in the world that could happen to me,” Moyer said.  Moyer is not alone in that feeling,...


Managing stress and anxiety during election season

Olivia Robinson November 1, 2020

With Election Day on Nov. 3 quickly approaching, people are experiencing increased feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Luckily, there are strategies to help manage and cope with these uncomfortable...

CAPs brochure outside of walk-in office (Photo by Luke Malanga 20).

The struggles with mental health during quarantine

Selena DeNardo April 20, 2020

For many students now under stay-at-home orders, trying to remain mentally healthy, let alone be productive, can be a challenge.  Greg Nicholls, Ph.D., director of St. Joe’s Counseling and Psychological...

Advancing mental health resources

Advancing mental health resources

The Hawk Staff March 3, 2020

The benefits of HawkHealth Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at St. Joe’s is releasing a new mental health resource app for the university community. The app is set to be titled HawkHealth...

HawkHealth will be designed using similar methods to other colleges’ virtual health services.

CAPS to release new app to support mental health

Eddie Daou March 3, 2020

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in collaboration with Juliann Spara ’23, Lewis-Biden Chair of University Student Senate (USS), are in the process of developing HawkHealth, an app...

Attendees express why they choose to participate in the Out of the Darkness walk. PHOTOS: LESLIE QUAN ’22/THE HAWK

Out Of The Darkness aims to spread light

Zach Dobinson November 12, 2019

Community members gather to talk about mental health The St. Joe’s community was asked a simple question on Nov. 10: how are you doing? With the light pouring from the lamp posts on Sweeney Field,...

What nobody says about coming home

What nobody says about coming home

Alex Hargrave February 5, 2019

Dealing with reverse culture shock after a semester abroad There are questions I’ve been routinely asked each time I run into someone after coming back from my semester abroad in Galway, Ireland. People...

Members of the St. Joes community participate in meditation. PHOTO: ROSE BARRETT ’20/THE HAWK

Starting the week with mindfulness

Christina Photiades January 29, 2019

CAPS offers weekly group meditation “Mindful Meditation,” which was first offered on campus last fall, invites community members to enjoy the benefits of meditation in a group setting. Greg Nicholls,...

The waiting area in the CAPS office in Merion Gardens (Photo by Rose Barrett ’20).

More than just the “winter blues”

Erin Sweeney November 27, 2018

Understanding the symptoms of SAD As the weather turns cold and the sky grays, John McCall ’20 doesn’t deny the trouble he faces trying to get out of bed in the morning. “With it getting darker...

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