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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

Alex Coba

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 to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

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

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 to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

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

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. Located 17 miles west of Interstate Highway 5, and about 30 minutes northwest of Redbluff the preserve...

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Map of Emergency Blue Lights located on campus. Photo credit: University Police

Kaley Wise

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 the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

Students raise awareness of human trafficking issue

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

Bridget Comito

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. and the event continues until Tuesday. It is free and open to the public. On Monday, a human trafficking ...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

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

Taylor Sinclair

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 in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

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

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 Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center aimed to decrease these numbers through Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-24. The...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

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

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 website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

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

Dominique Diaz

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 Center is offering Mental Health First Aid certification training March 7 and 8. The training teaches common warning signs and...

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

Madison Holmes

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 students die from alcohol poisoning and overdose, according to the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. CADEC decided to implement this...

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