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Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Emilee Hunt writes that before she dies, she wants to
October 15, 2018

For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

The life of Kristina Chesterman was spotlighted at the event. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson
October 2, 2017

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort...

Elephant reserve may be coming closer to Chico

Dr. Tag Engstrom, Co Advisor, Dr. Rebecca Brunelli, Co Advisor and Gina Kinzley part of the Oakland Zoo Elephant Team with Chico state students at Oakland zoo.

Photo credit: Farshad Azad Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales
March 27, 2017

The Oakland Zoo seeks approval for the Tembo Preserve in Tehama County for elephant preservation. With Tehama County's suitable climate, African elephants would be welcomed into Northern California....

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Map of Emergency Blue Lights located on campus. Photo credit: University Police
November 8, 2016

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

Stop Trafficking of Persons will host a human trafficking awareness event on Monday. Photo courtesy of STOP.
April 11, 2016

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club at Chico State will be hosting a human trafficking awareness event Monday. A Voice for The Voiceless will be held in the BMU Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m....

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Ariel Ellis, psychology graduate student, commemorates her friends at the remembrance tree. Photo credit: Brandon Foster
September 30, 2014

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide...

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Caroline Galbraith, a sophomore psychology major, is a peer educator and social media intern at the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. Photo credit: Dominique Diaz
April 27, 2014

Every day in the United States, 105 people die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year,20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses. The...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

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

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

CADEC program director Trisha Seastrom looks over training materials with Sofia Rodriguez, a Chico State student and peer educator.Photo credit: Matthew Vacca
March 3, 2014

Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but for some students, first aid involves learning how to talk someone out of suicide. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education...

Program educates to prevent alcohol-related deaths

Evan Thibeau demonstrates how to properly lay an intoxicated person so that they won't choke on their vomit.Photo credit: Annie Paige
February 12, 2014

In response to alcohol-related deaths, the Red Watch Band program at Chico State aims to give students the knowledge and ability to prevent deaths from alcohol overdose. Each year 1,825 college...

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