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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,...

Positive thinking has more power than you think

A detail on the front desk of Unplug, a new drop-in meditation studio in Los Angeles. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

March 21, 2015

Be. Do. Have. Though they may seem simple, these three words have the ability to change a person's reality. So often in life we become caught up in living in the future. We are programmed with the idea of reaching a certain level of success by obtaining materialistic or superficial things that will someho...

Mental health issues and resources at CSUN

Mental health issues and resources at CSUN

Gabriela Rodriguez

September 18, 2014

As Northern California residents face wildfires, and Cabo residents clean up after tropical storm Odile, Matador News reporter Akeisha Nabeta reports live from CSUN campus about National Preparedness Month. And reporter Nancy Mijares is live with the Sundial Editor-in-Chief Andrew Martinez to talk about mental health issues and...

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...

Optimal mental health is critical for academic success

Michael J. Arvizu

September 16, 2014

For students lost among the responsibilities of acquiring an education, mental well-being may not seem a priority when compared to receiving a diploma. But in fact, college campuses are filled with high level stressors combined with a demanding environment, begging students to keep mental health at...

Managing anxiety on a stressful college campus

Illustration by Sarah Cascadden / Contributor

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...

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