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Health Center hotlines provide immediate support for students

If you feel like you can’t do it, you’re not alone. American River College's Health Center Hotlines are here to support you all the way through.(Photo from unsplash.com).
Health and Wellness Center continues to support students during the pandemic.
October 30, 2020

With COVID-19 raging through the country and people scrambling to make their next moves, it’s hard not to get down or feel depressed and overwhelmed from time to time. To help students with their mental...

Keeping up with the news today is important, but it can be unhealthy

Our phones let us catch up on what we missed in the news, and be angry about it from the comfort of our bed sheets.
(Photo by Alexander Musa)
Trump’s tapes, taxes and COVID-19 are only some of what’s happened in the last few months
October 20, 2020

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, even with daily life ground to a near halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s getting to the point where I’ve experienced genuine mental exhaustion...

Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone in this pandemic

The crisis text line is one of the few numbers and websites American River College students can call or visit if they are dealing with mental health issues, and don’t know where to turn during the shelter-in-place order in California. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)
Crisis hotlines offered to help students get through self-isolation
April 22, 2020

During this hard time the world is dealing with right now, given the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling just to stay stress-free. Not everyone is able to cope with anxiety by themselves and...

Removing the stigma on therapy

Many students struggle with their mental health or personal difficulties, but have reservations about going to therapy. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)
May 15, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but aside from the occasional social media post telling you that you’re worth it, the whole movement may fall under the radar. There is so little to be seen of people...

Health Center to offer free therapy to students

Los Rios Community College District is partnering with WellSpace to offer free confidential therapy for staff and students to combat everyday and academic stressors. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
April 19, 2019

The life of a student can be a stressful one. When combined with a home life, social life and employment, deadlines and other academic stressors can become overwhelming. However, this semester, American...

Fee brings new affordable health services to Los Rios

Nurse Pam Whipple writes notes after student appointments in one of the consultation rooms in the Health Center at American River College on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
December 12, 2018

On Oct. 22, the Los Rios Community College District announced the implementation of a new mandatory $20 health services fee due at registration each semester across all four colleges, beginning in spring...

Two clubs at ARC come together for a common goal

Kevin Kirby, computer science major and computer programer for NAMI, designs a new website for mental health and community resources in the Design Hub on Oct. 23, 2018 (Photo by Christian Sutton)
October 25, 2018

American River College’s National Alliance for Mental Illness chapter joined the Life is Worth the Walk (LWW) club to debut a new website for mental health and community resources at a college hour on...

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)
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...

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.
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...

Professors weigh in on the impact of video games

(File photo)
September 26, 2018

Many college students use video games as an escape from reality. But, sometimes that escape can turn tragic. When David Katz shot and killed two people, wounded 10 others and killed himself at a "Madden...

Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)
September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions...

Life coach to host series on stress, nutrition at ARC

Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27.  (File photo)
November 14, 2016

Certified life coach and nutrition specialist Barbie Paget will be returning to American River College to host a series of workshops centering around stress management, nutrition and handling change on...

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