The American River Current

New website for mental health resources to debut at College Hour

Professor Margaret (Peg) Scott, Eric Bair and Michael Gates listen as the president of NAMI on Campus speaks about planning an upcoming College Hour, in Davies Hall on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 12, 2018

The American Psychological Association reports that as of 2013, 95 percent of college counseling center directors say the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern. The National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter at American River College and the Life is Worth the Wa...

Life is Worth the Walk now under NAMI on Campus ARC

Tina Hardwin, the Club and Events Board representative for NAMI on Campus, looks at beads that represent the loss of a loved one while hosting a table for Welcome Day in the Student Center at American River College on Sept. 13, 2018.

Tracy Holmes

October 9, 2018

On a recent weekday afternoon, students and faculty visited the Student Center at American River College and sat at a table filled with beads meant to represent the loss of different loved ones. The beads were provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sacramento; the group was there...

Life is Worth the Walk brings mental health awareness to ARC

American River College students support Life is Worth the Walk by making bracelets to support the wellness in the  Cafeteria on Oct. 20. (Photo by Cierra Quintana)

Shiavon Chatman

October 21, 2016

Life is Worth the Walk held an event at American River College on Thursday to support mental, physical and spiritual wellness. “We started to raise awareness for suicide prevention and bullying prevention,” said Cindy Marks, co-founder of Life is Worth the Walk. Life is Worth the Walk is an...

California passes community college legislation

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)

Hannah Darden

September 13, 2016

The California State Legislature ended their 2016 general session on Aug. 31, and several new bills were passed that affect community colleges statewide, along with an updated state budget that raises funding to community colleges. Several of the Assembly and Senate bills passed will directly impa...

Letter to the editor: Mental health legislature will increase availability of services on campus

Letter to the editor: Mental health legislature will increase availability of services on campus

February 19, 2016

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your recent article about potential mental health legislation. The article discussed proposed legislation that would increase the amount of funding for mental health services in higher education settings. These campus health centers would be able to administer ment...

ARC club to take mental health legislation to the capitol

Life is Worth the Walk faculty adviser Peg Scott addresses club members at the first club meeting of the semester. The club will be taking legislature on mental health issues at schools to the California Capitol.
(Photo by Timon Barkley)

Hannah Darden

February 9, 2016

American River College’s Life is Worth The Walk Club is taking the fight for increased mental health services on community college campuses to the California Capitol. The club, which brings mental health resources to ARC’s campus, met Thursday to discuss its trip to the Faculty Association of...

Campus activities promoted at Halloween-themed Club Day

Funeral services education booth featured pumkins carved by members and candles for sale to students. The

Emily Thompson

October 23, 2015

All the clubs at American River College got together in front of the Student Center on Thursday for a “Haunted Harvest” themed Club Day. Clubs decorated their booths and the quad with Halloween decorations. Games such as musical chairs and a Halloween costume fashion contest hosted by the ...

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