Mental health

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News 0 Comments

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill would require all CSU campuses to meet the requirements of one mental health counselor for every 1,500 students for a full counseling staff. According to ...

Art display addresses the importance of student mental health services

May 10, 2018 Life

The California Faculty Association is advocating the importance of mental health on California State University campuses with a traveling art display called Tissues for Issues. Throughout the month of May, Tissues for Issues will be making single day stops at various CSU campuses to highlight the underinvestment of mental health within the CSU system. The ...

SF State study addresses digital addiction and depression

April 25, 2018 News 1 Comment

In today’s digital age, this generation has become attached to the smartphone as though it’s an extra limb on our bodies. Recently, two SF State professors have published a study suggesting that the overuse of smartphones may result in digital addiction that can lead to depression. Professor Erik Peper Ph.D. and Associate Professor Richard Harvey ...

SF State students battle ADD and ADHD without the medication

April 9, 2012

Samuel Gunter wasn’t staring lazily out of the window because he couldn’t stand the teacher. He thought it was OK that his teacher had to repeat instructions to him once more than the rest of his class. The SF State art major wasn’t an apathetic child, he just seemed like one. “In elementary school I ...

SF State mental health resources are often overlooked

April 9, 2012 Opinion 1 Comment

What student hasn’t felt the increased heart rate before an exam, stomach ache when anticipating future projects, perspiration while rapidly trying to register for classes? These feelings of anxiety are not uncommon for college students to experience. Although the University offers outlets for dealing with the constant pressure of the college experience, students are left ...

Suicide: Warning signs and resources

April 9, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the more of these symptoms a person shows, the greater the risk. The following warning signs are associated with suicide: Talking about wanting to die Displaying extreme mood swings Feeling isolated or withdrawing from social environments Seeking ways to ...