The Orion

Staff, faculty combat student depression

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

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 major from San Diego, said she is not depressed but a little homesick. She’s worried about her transi...

Programs tackle veteran illness

Juni Banerjee-Stevens, counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

May 8, 2014

Chico State student veterans face the same struggles as veterans nationwide, but unlike at the national level, statistics don't exist for their culture. Larry Langwell, the coordinator at the Veterans Affairs Office on campus, works with these students every day. "I'm a veteran myself,” h...

Conversation on campus challenges racism

Mazi Noble, Chico State alumnus and university catalog editor, was in attendance at the event.Photo credit: Amanda Hovik

Amanda Hovik

February 11, 2014

Students are challenging racism during Black History Month. Juni Banerjee-Stevens, a counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center, led the discussion, “Oh No You Didn’t: How and When to Challenge Racism” on Wednesday at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in an effort to get students to speak...

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