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College students lack sufficient mental health resources

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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 who’s experienced these things, they know that it can often make life harder than it needs to...

Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

Grant Schmieding

March 12, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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 room in utter disrepair, help was a necessity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

City council approves new team of emergency responders

City council approves new team of emergency responders

Tisha Cheney

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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 from Chief of Police Michael O'Brien. O'Brien stated that this team will include two councilors from the ...

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

September 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, 75 percent of all ment...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Lack of mental health services hurts Chico State of mind

Nicte Hernandez and David Molina

November 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 with school. Chico State needs to put more value on its student's mental health and expand student...

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

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

Sean Daly

May 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 students freak out when trying to make it through these times as even the most efficient and cool-headed st...

Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

William Rein

March 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 medical conclusion. This number is only rising, but what are the merits of giving yourself a diagnosis?...

End the cycle of bullying

End the cycle of bullying

Brittany Mcclintock

March 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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, what it’s like to feel low; you should never treat someone that way just to feel better a...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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 regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser

October 22, 2015


Filed under News

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 own life. There are countless call-in hotlines all over the country and here in Butte County. Text ...

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Sabrina Salvatore

October 2, 2015


Filed under News

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, while Chico State will be putting on events in October. Both aim to help people find resources t...

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