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Lindsay Ibarra (Left), 20, a public health promotion major and Roxanna Peza (Right), 20, a biology major, speak to University Counseling Services at the 2013 'Beat the Blues event.'  Photo credit: File Photo/ The Sundial

Beat the Blues Week to promote student wellness at CSUN

ariana duenas November 2, 2015

Members of the Blues Projects will host the "Beat the Blues Week" event from Nov. 2-5 to promote student wellness. The week-long series of events and activities aim to raise awareness of depression,...

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CSUN club offers support for mental health on campus

Halie Cook September 18, 2015

Suicide was ranked the 10th highest cause of death for 2013 in the United States according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. A separate 2011 study from the American Association of Suicidology...

Illustration by Sarah Casscaden / Contributor

Addiction to pills for depression needs to end

Calvin Ratana September 16, 2014

  “I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. There’s no purpose to this, I just want to die.” I know, that’s such a cliche line to introduce the topic of depression. But everyday...

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Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

Neelofer Lodhy September 15, 2014

  With the pressures of starting a new chapter in life, it’s only a matter of time before anxiety sets in, a common occurrence for many college students. Anxiety is often confused with the...

Studies show depression affects academic progress, causes stress and chemical imbalance

Studies show depression affects academic progress, causes stress and chemical imbalance

John Saringo-Rodriguez November 21, 2013

There are many myths associated with depression. As mentioned in the article “7 Myths of Depression,” people often misinterpret depression as a phase that is not serious and will fade over time....

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....

'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...

Beat the Blues week begins with obstacle course event

Beat the Blues week begins with obstacle course event

Andrew Martinez November 18, 2013

The Blues Project has teamed up with University Counseling Services to promote Beat the Blues Week, a series of events aimed at raising awareness about depression and hosting various workshops and events....

Men also struggle with eating disorders

Men also struggle with eating disorders

Joshua Khabushani September 29, 2013

If you need professional counseling, contact University Counseling Services which provides online assessments, personal counseling, group counseling, outreach and consultation to all CSUN students. To...

Blues Project sheds light on darkness

Melissa Simon November 28, 2012

The CSUN community gathered on the steps of the Oviatt Library Wednesday night for a candlelight memorial honoring those who ended their own lives or had been impacted in some way by depression or suicide. Elayne...

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