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Workshop informs Latinx students about mental health

Photo shows speaker addressing students in classroom

Joanna Bautista

November 16, 2016

Students in the Latinx community learned about how mental health is affected by their community in a workshop part of Beat the Blues Week at CSUN. The workshop “Mental Health in Latino Studies” was held in the Flintridge Room on Wednesday. The workshop featured a speaker named Abraham Ambriz,...

Blues Project Tabling Fair advocates mental health services

Blues projects member speaks with student at booth

Meliss Arteaga

November 15, 2016

The Blues Project, a peer education program for depression and mental health on campus, brought in a crowd of students to its annual tabling fair, featuring advocates from health services on and off campus. Students were provided educational activities, informational flyers, pamphlets, live music,...

Mental Health Awareness Parade kicks off Beat the BLUES week at CSUN

People march alongside the CSUN bookstore carrying signs with positive messges

Noemi Salcedo

November 14, 2016

A group of students from The BLUES Project held a Mental Health Awareness Parade on campus to kick off Beat the BLUES Week. With finals coming up, the peer educators of The BLUES Project marched around campus to show fellow CSUN students that their mental health matters and that they are there for...

CSUN’s Blues Project highlights depression awareness

Gabriela Rodriguez

November 19, 2014

Western New York State is buried by record snowfall. Matador News Reporter Angelica Arizon has a report on the LAUSD decision to require ethnic studies in its high schools. Reporter Amy Martinez talk to Blues Project President Stephanie Lerma about depression awareness. Producers: Kourtney Williams,...

Blues Project works toward preventing suicide, treating depression

The Blues Project puts on a candlelight vigil for suicide victims back in November 27, 2012 at the Oviatt Library. Photo Credit: Ken Scaboro / Contributor

Lisette Rosales

September 16, 2014

  Samir Hamawe, 24, graduate student and the Blues Project instructor, remembers when a close friend told him he had tried to commit suicide. More than 38,000 Americans commit suicide annually, and more than 20 million American adults battle depression every year, according to the Amer...

Students rise beyond the blues of depression and suicide at ‘Candlelight Vigil’

Students rise beyond the blues of depression and suicide at 'Candlelight Vigil'

Abigaelle Levray

November 21, 2013

The Beat the Blues and Trans Awareness Week hosted a combined candlelight vigil to commemorate the lives of those lost to suicide and to strengthen and encourage those who have experienced depression. Guest speaker, Finn McMillan spoke about his own depression and struggle to feel comfortable as a transgender man. McMillan, 23, was born with female sex ...

‘Beat the Blues’ volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

'Beat the Blues' volunteers distribute information, free tacos to students

Jazzmyne Bogard

November 20, 2013

As part of the ongoing “Beat the Blues Week” the Blues Project hosted a tabling fair Tuesday to distribute information about how to deal with factors that may cause depression in students. “The Blues Project is a program that is here to raise awareness about suicide prevention, depression pr...

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