CSUSB’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) held their first webinar to take part in National Mental Health Awareness month. The webinar, titled “You're Not Alone: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health for College Students” was an hour-long discussion tackling mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, that college students face. Mental health is more prominent in students, with more than 40% of students facing depression and 66% of students experiencing overwhelming anxiety. Depression and anxiety are some of the most prominent mental health issues that students experience over the course of their college career. From not knowing exactly where their future … [Read more...] about Webinar hosted to break stigma surrounding mental health
Being in your final year of college is a bittersweet feeling. You have a little bit of "senioritis" and you're just ready for a new experience. However, you wonder how the "real world" will receive you. You ask yourself, "What can I offer? Do I have enough experience? How am I going to get a job right out of school? Am I even ready to be out of school?" These questions are perfectly normal to have, but they can give you so much stress. This feeling can be labeled as post graduate anxiety. There is a bit of guilt that comes with post graduate anxiety because graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments, and at every gathering your family members will ask, "So, what are you … [Read more...] about How to cope with post graduate anxiety
Emotional support dogs are not allowed on campus, but service dogs are, and even though many students may think they are the same thing, they are not. A service dog is trained to perform a function, or do a job, that his or her owner can’t perform on their own due to a physical, intellectual or emotional disability. These dogs may, of course, provide emotional support and comfort, but they are specifically trained to provide assistance beyond soothing benefits. Service dogs receive more legal protections than emotional support dogs and are allowed in just about any and every public space, whereas emotional support dogs do not enjoy the same widespread access. An emotion support … [Read more...] about Emotional Support Dogs Different Than Service Dogs?
People that deal with either anxiety or depression, deal with it in different ways. But one coping mechanism is finding comfort in movies that can help out relieve the ache. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRUAzGQ3nSY Disney’s Inside Out displays the importance of having joy and sadness in life. Not only is it important to express happiness, but so is sadness. The film interprets that showing feelings are valid even when the worst happens, there can be unpredictable good outcomes from it. Not only will the movie uplift you, it'll make you smile and realize that each emotion brings something valuable even when the mind seems to be … [Read more...] about Movies to watch to cope with anxiety and depression
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| A common complaint that students are having to deal with is tiredness and fatigue every day. It almost feels that being a college student can be miserable, stress is more than likely the culprit. Quite a few prolific research studies done on stress affecting college students have lead up to some negative outcomes. "One out of every five students in the United States feels stressed out most of the time," stated Mental Health professional Kirsten Schuder. "One in ten students even go on to have suicidal thoughts. This is not that much of a surprise considering that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students," according to … [Read more...] about Stress affecting students physically and mentally
By Danielle Brooks | Staff Writer| College is bound to be stressful, but there are plenty of coping mechanisms that can relieve the stress, making your college years more enjoyable. The typical path for a college student is to attend class, earn good grades, and graduate in four years. Although this sounds easy, there are many factors that can make achieving these goals difficult. “It’s really hard to manage going to school and working because they both take up a lot of my time. To relieve stress, I hang out with my sorority sisters at my house,” said student Amanda Ostrander. “The thing that stresses me out the most is registering for classes. It’s hard to get the classes … [Read more...] about Stress vs. sanity
By Shiane D. Jacocks |Staff Writer| Debt increases stress. Some students at CSUSB wish they did not have to pay back loans, but knowing that they do make students feel under pressure. I have found that financial aid at CSUSB may be increasing anxiety for students. I have financial aid and I, personally, believe that in the back of my mind, I am worrying about all the money I am spending for my tuition. Having little knowledge about debt and its consequences only increases my anxiety. “I’m not that familiar about the process. I only know the general types like grants, loans, and work-study, but I never really thought about it,” said student Steven Merrill. Students need to … [Read more...] about Loan debt at rise increases students’ anxiety levels