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City Times

Attendees of the suicide prevention training at San Diego City College pick up mental health literature and self-care items at the City College suicide prevention training

Practical tools, resources the focus of suicide prevention training at City College

Knowing what to look for and where to get help can be the key to saving a life
September 23, 2022
Around 40 attendees shuffled into the MS-162 auditorium on a sunny September afternoon before taking their seats at the suicide prevention training presented by City Student Mental Health and the City Active Minds chapter.
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Sign promoting mental health awareness surrounded by backpacks and students

City College shines light on importance of suicide prevention education

Campus-wide training highlights practical ways to provide support and resources to those struggling
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the United States for people between the age of 10 and 43.  During September, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and all year long, San Diego City College Student Mental Health is working to lessen the stigma around suicide.
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Active Minds volunteers stand together holding signs promoting mental health awareness

Mental health awareness organization Active Minds recruiting at City College

Leadership, membership opportunities open to all enrolled students
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2022
The San Diego City College Active Minds chapter is recruiting.  Active Minds, a national organization advocating for and educating about mental health, has 800 chapters at colleges and universities around the United States.
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Ana Isabel Serrano

City student Ana Isabel Serrano leaves a tale of affirmation

President of Active Minds and labor union intern graduates with transfer to UCSD
Philip Salata, News Editor June 1, 2022
Serrano honed her curiosity while growing up in Tijuana and attending what she described as a “very Catholic high school.” “I tend to jump into taboo topics,” she said. “What don’t you want me to discover?”
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Seranie Ruiz leads painting event

City College uses communal art to raise mental health awareness

City’s Student Health Services and Active Minds chapter turn to the arts as a way to ease students back to in-person campus life
Philip Salata, News Editor May 17, 2022
Isolation brought on by COVID-19 not only caused the majority of social opportunities on campus to dwindle, but also put pressure on students' well-being. Community art could be one way to help students assimilate to campus life.
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Kadee Sylla speaks to a group of students in Curran Plaza for Citys Send Silence Packing event

GALLERY: Active Minds exhibit connects students, stories and resources at City

Backpacks filled Curran Plaza for the “Send Silence Packing” event March 17 for mental health advocacy and suicide prevention
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist March 18, 2022
Dozens of backpacks filled Curran Plaza for an Active Minds event called “Send Silence Packing” at San Diego City College March 17.
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Send Silence Packing exhibit

VIDEO/RADIO: Suicide prevention, mental health the focus of City College exhibit

Dozens of backpacks, personal stories to be shared in Curran Plaza
Christian Punzo and Stevon Marshall March 16, 2022
San Diego City College will be holding an event called “Send Silence Packing” on March 17 that focuses on mental health and encourages people to ask for help when needed.
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Mental health activist Abraham Sculley sits behind a microphone and in front of a white wall while speaker to event attendees on Zoom.

City College shines a light on mental health struggles in Black communities

Mental health barriers the focus of Black History Month events
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief March 1, 2022
To help shine a light on the stigma around mental health in Black communities, City hosted multiple events throughout Black History Month aimed at breaking down some of these barriers.
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Active Minds volunteers stand together holding signs promoting mental health awareness

City College students promote awareness of mental health, fight stigma

Active Minds volunteers share details about upcoming programming and current resources available to students
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor October 26, 2021
Through interactive events, guest speakers, social media and other resources, the student chapter of Active Minds at City works tirelessly to fight stigma about and open lines of communication around mental health.
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Photographs and quote from mental health advocate Kai Roberts

Virtual exhibit brings struggles with suicide to light

Through personal accounts, the exhibit illustrates that each person's mental health struggles are unique
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor September 30, 2021
For National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, San Diego City College Student Health and mental health education organization Active Minds presented Behind the Backpacks, which shared stories of those impacted by suicide and resources for suicide prevention.
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City College to host training to support mental health

Training will be held online and a student ID will be required
Sophia Traylor, Features Editor September 23, 2020
San Diego City College’s Mental Health Program is teaming up with Active Minds Chapter to host an online training event to support mental health.
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Send Silence Packing exhibit

Exhibit raises mental health awareness at City College

The Send Silence Packing exhibit has traveled to different college campuses for 12 years
Uyen Pham, Staff Writer March 8, 2020
The Student Health Center, in collaboration with a non-profit organization Active Minds, brought the Send Silence Packing exhibit to San Diego City College last Thursday.
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