The Sundial

University counseling aims to reduce wait time

Photo shows woman in an elevator on level five

Joanna Rosales

February 3, 2017

The University Counseling Services (UCS) is working toward minimizing the wait list for students seeking counseling. Julie Pearce, acting director and coordinator of training for the UCS said every student gets up to eight free individual counseling sessions. However, with more than 40,000 students ...

Beat the Blues with the BLUES Project

Two blue pinwheels are shown on the Oviatt Lawn

Michele Rodriguez

November 14, 2016

According to Healthline, nearly half of all students in college experience symptoms of depression. From deadlines and exams to living alone for the first time, many students find their stress increasing and may find it hard to cope. The BLUES Project at CSUN consists of a group of peer educators who aim ...

Mental health impact on academic life

Illustration Photo credit: Julienne Shih

Danielle Parmentier

October 29, 2015

Running out of class, she made it to the bathroom just in time to vomit. Embarrassed and still feeling nauseous and tight-chested, she pulled herself together enough to go back to her lecture class and gather her things so that she could go home early, even though there was only 10 minutes left in...

Oasis Wellness Center coming to CSUN this fall

Jamie Perez

April 24, 2015

A new wellness center is in the process of being constructed near the student recreation center on campus in hopes of improving CSUN student’s overall health and happiness. The construction of this project began Dec. 8, 2014 and will be complete in July 2015, according to Salute. All final preparations...

Wellness event informs students on maintaining health and their well-being

Wellness event informs students on maintaining health and their well-being

Gabriela Rodriguez

September 18, 2014

The Student Recreation Center (SRC), Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling services are inviting students to this fall’s “Welcome to Wellness.” Students are encouraged to enjoy free activities, educational workshops, wellness exhibits and information booths on campus heal...

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating talk body image, self-esteem

As part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Anne Eipe, staff psychologist, at University  Counseling Services, gives tips on building self-esteem.

Jonathan R. Diaz

February 26, 2014

As part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, two lectures were presented that dealt with building self-confidence, media literacy and positive body image. Anne Eipe, staff psychologist at University Counseling Services, told students that self-esteem is about building positive habits and being fine with the things you canno...

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...

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. ...

Silence is for victims: why sexual assault survivors need to speak up

Hansook Oh

October 3, 2012

One of the earliest childhood memories I can recall is my experience being sexually assaulted. I was 4 years old. My mom sometimes dropped me off at a neighbor’s house because their teenage son and daughter would babysit me. They were one of the few Korean families in our neighborhood and for that...

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