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Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong // November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events...

Program Coordinator for UMatter Jessica Magallanes wants to help students who are sad or stressed by telling them it's normal to feel these pressures during college.

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

September 24, 2018

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training...

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

UMatter offers help for students with anxiety

Eric Mcguire // February 14, 2016

Student volunteers and mental health professionals alike have taken on the challenge of raising awareness, reducing stigmas surrounding the idea of getting help for anxiety and convincing Chico State students...

Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai // October 11, 2015

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds...

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,...

Cameron McCallister, senior psychology major and poet, performed a piece of spoken-word poetry at Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek on Tuesday. The event, UMatter Cafe, is part of Suicide Prevention Week. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Jeffrey Fox // September 26, 2014

Cameron McCallister, a fourth-year psychology major, began writing poetry when he was 19 years old. Now, at 22, he's recited poems about topics like depression and mental illness in order to shed light...

Juni Banerjee-Stevens, counselor at the Chico State Psychological Counseling and Wellness Center, advocates talking openly about depression in order to eliminate the stigma about the mental health issue. Photo credit: Michael Fritz

Staff, faculty combat student depression

Michael Fritz // September 3, 2014

From the moment a first-year student steps onto campus, they become homesick and their mental health becomes a concern for the professionals they interact with.Daisy Saldivar, a first-year liberal studies...

Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

Michael Karp // March 21, 2014

If you haven’t heard of Laci Green, you may have heard of her presentation, “The Best Sex Ever.” She spoke March 13 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium as the third and last installment...

The Active Minds club sporting pins to promote mental health awareness. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz // March 10, 2014

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds...

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