By Erica Wong |Foreign Corresponding| As the temperatures dropped, everyone was taking advantage of the time off from school to travel and prepare for the holidays. Everyone except for me. I found myself sad and unmotivated—unable to get out of bed to do little more than shower and make ramen. I stopped answering phone calls and I found myself sleeping around 18 hours a day, but I still felt exhausted. This went on for almost three long weeks. The melancholy of the long winter days is something that affects us all, but it hits some people harder than others. Seasonal affective disorder, appropriately abbreviated as SAD, is depression that’s related to changes in seasons. It … [Read more...] about Cold winter days got you feeling SAD?
Psychological Counseling Center
By Sung Wi | Staff Writer | Feeling depressed? Having anxiety or sleeping problems? If yes, you might want to visit our Psychological Counseling Center (PCC). The PCC is located in the Student Health Center building next to the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU). The entrance is on the north-west side. Their goal is to provide professional counseling services to all students on campus. The PCC is funded by the student health fee, included in our enrollment, so there is no additional cost for their services. You already pay for it! They offer different types of counseling from private to couple’s counseling. Counseling at the PCC offers a safe, confidential environment … [Read more...] about Psychological Counseling Center offers guidance for students
By Kimberly "Charlie" Treloar |Staff Writer| The psychological counseling center on campus is understaffed and could use more therapists to better assist students who are in need. It’s getting closer to finals time and the tension in the air is so thick it could be cut with a knife. Students are beginning to feel the pressure and panic build as their school and personal lives are colliding together this time of year. The school can help with these overwhelming feelings, all you have to do is call. There’s no shame in admitting you need someone to talk to, in fact it has been proven that talking about your problems can help improve your overall health. On an average day the center … [Read more...] about Health Center needs help
By Marina Rangel |Staff Writer| Three masseurs with their massage chairs set up in the Upper Commons awaited their stressed and overworked clients. The line wrapped around the corner as students anticipated their five-minute FREE massage. In a fast moving world how can we take a second to relax? Even relaxation can seem rushed for students because of their pressed schedules. In an effort to offer a healthy type of relaxation, free promotional massages were given out on Feb. 14 and 15 to promote the opening of CSUSB’s The Body Shop Massage Therapy. “This is my first chair massage and I knew I could use one,” said student Michael Iyaniwura, as he stood in line as for a … [Read more...] about Coyotes de-stress before midterms