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Beat the Blues Week to promote student wellness at CSUN

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

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, prevent suicide and ensure students health. Students will have the opportunity to attend to free...

CSUN club offers support for mental health on campus

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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 estimates for every 100,000 college students, seven commit suicide. Matador MIND, or taking Men...

Addiction to pills for depression needs to end

Illustration by Sarah Casscaden / Contributor

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 I come home, I hear my mother speak those lines. In fact, for as long as I remember, my mother has a...

Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

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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 term stress because both terms appear to have the same effects. According to the American Psychologica...

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. Another misconception is that depression only affects the weak and lonely, and that medicine can hel...

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...

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. Day one included an obstacle course to "Beat Your Blues." ...

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 make an appointment, call (818) 677-2366 between the hours of 8 .a.m and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ...

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 Woods, junior interior design major, opened the memorial by reading a poem she wrote...

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