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Featured Artist: William Bays explores the depths of art and mental health

William Bays poses with his artwork.
April 1, 2020

Among the chaos and traffic in today’s world, artist William Bays finds a way to channel his anxieties into emotionally evoking works of art.  During the art department’s open studios on campus,...

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Getty Images photo by Steve Debenport.
December 5, 2018

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with...

Programs tackle veteran illness

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

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...

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