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Photos of the Day: Tuesday

Photos of the Day: Tuesday

Araceli Castillo

September 17, 2014

All around the world many organizations, groups, and schools are participating in suicide prevention. A week to raise awareness for a common and unfortunate event that is affecting many people around the world. At California State University, Northridge CSUN's a Ray of Hope Project gives students the op...

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." ...

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Luis Rivas

November 11, 2013

For this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to honor the memory of fallen service men and women of this country by lighting the American flag on fire and burning down military recruitment centers - so that the cycle of creating veterans can end. But if that doesn’t seem appropriat...

Organizations remember the lives lost to suicide at LGBTQA Candlelight Vigil

Organizations remember the lives lost to suicide at LGBTQA Candlelight Vigil

John Saringo-Rodriguez

October 26, 2013

Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CSUN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) community held their third annual Candlelight Vigil to shed light on the issues of suicide and violen...

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