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Taking a ‘pause’ and focusing on mental health

With finals and graduation just around the corner, students’ stress levels are likely to creep up, too. But Fresno State’s Health and Counseling Center served up ways to promote a stress-free environment and mental health awareness. A Mental Health Screening ...

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It’s OK to go to therapy. And it’s OK to talk about mental health

Last November I started seeing a therapist. I don’t have a story – the kind where there’s a defining moment when I knew I needed to go and then went. For me, it was culmination of too many moments. I ...

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Be fair to your religious neighbor. Study their past

It’s important to know when people’s decisions are based on their religion. Important because, although we may not always agree with their faith, their firm beliefs fuel their everyday actions which then have an effect on everyone else. There are ...

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Don’t let yourself get lost in the shuffle

With only a handful of weeks until the end of the semester, the final stretch of stress is real. At the beginning of every school year, it’s hard not to be optimistic. Campus is full of excitement, and there are ...

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GPA: Benchmark or Overall Worth?

In elementary school, every six weeks or so, my school district administered “benchmarks.” I remember my teachers stressing the importance of putting forth our best efforts towards these tests.  Quick disclaimer: Both my parents have worked for the education system ...

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Ask Amber

Q: Lately, I feel like I’m drowning. My schoolwork is never-ending, my boyfriend and I never see each other and I’m getting scheduled to work 40 hours a week at work. How do I manage to do all of those ...

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The “Messy Stage”: Working Through Self-doubt

“I understand that this all seems very overwhelming.” My marketing professor motioned to the slide up on the projector.  “But it’s alright to feel a little overwhelmed at this point in the project.” And I did.  I felt very overwhelmed. ...

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Gun control debate lacks clarity

Gun control is a hot topic of debate across the country and from the Fresno State campus there are words of caution for Gov. Jerry Brown as he considers 12 bills meant to reduce gun crime.

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New gun bills spark debate on campus

Fresno State students reacted to the gun-control debate that made its way to California with the passage of multiple gun-control bills from the state legislature.

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‘In Our Own Voice’ addresses mental health, recovery

There is an illness that affects about 6 percent of all Americans, yet there are often no visible symptoms. It is not contagious, and there is still much we do not understand about it. These millions of Americans suffer from various forms of mental illness, a disability that is just as real and severe as physical ailments, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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