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College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter // August 28, 2018

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody...

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Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Grant Schmieding // March 12, 2018

Elyn Saks, suffering from chronic schizophrenia, had hardly eaten for a week. Her face felt like a mask and she moved as if her legs were wooden. Sitting in total darkness with the curtains drawn and her...

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City council approves new team of emergency responders

Tisha Cheney // February 8, 2018

The newly proposed Mobile Crisis Team was approved by Chico's city council with a 7-0 vote on Tuesday.According to city clerk Debbie Presson, the recommendation for the establishment of this team came...

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Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Rachel Reyes // September 25, 2017

It's safe to say that Chico State students are busy. Classes, work, sports and clubs take up so much time. It's easy to distract students from extremely important matters, such as personal mental health. According...

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Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis // September 16, 2017

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering....

Lack of mental health services hurts Chico State of mind

Nicte Hernandez and David Molina // November 12, 2016

Mental health, food security and housing are all major contributions to whether students will succeed. If these needs are not taken care of it is difficult for students to want to or be able to continue...

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Finals stress almost over

Sean Daly // May 14, 2016

The last month of a semester is a time of potentially harmful stress on students who work through a month of semester-ending tests and projects, only to have to prepare for finals around the corner. Many...

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Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

William Rein // March 27, 2016

Possibly the result of the growing autonomy of youth or the accessibility of specialist information, self-diagnosing is on the rise. Upward of 30 percent of Americans have used the Internet to reach a...

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End the cycle of bullying

Brittany Mcclintock // March 25, 2016

Hurt people, hurt people. That is neither a reason nor excuse to be disrespectful. Just because you were wronged in the past, doesn’t mean you get to wrong somebody else. You know how much it hurts,...

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Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser // October 22, 2015

It was just over five years ago when Alex Strauss, former Pleasant Valley High student, tried to reach out for help over text and did not receive a reply. Later that night, the then 17-year-old took his...

Butte College put on the event Don't Sit in Silence, by putting out 110 chairs on its lawn to represent 10 percent of college students that commit suicide each year. Photo credit: Sabrina Salvatore

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Sabrina Salvatore // October 2, 2015

Chico State and Butte Community College are actively promoting suicide awareness. Butte will be informing students during the month of September, which is nationally known as Suicide Prevention Month,...

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