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San Diego City College students wearing jeans, posing against sexual assault, Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Photo illustration by Naylise DeGroat and Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media

Today is Denim Day. Learn about City College’s resources for sexual assault survivors

Denim Day reminds survivors of sexual assault, students that they are not alone
Naylise DeGroat, Multimedia Journalist April 24, 2024
Denim Day reminds survivors of sexual assault, students of City college that they are not alone
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Program Support Technician Jahaziel Arredondo Aguilera works at the Mental Health Center welcome desk, Oct. 10, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Middle East war prompts City College to offer counseling resources to affected students, staff

Campus' Mental Health Center seeks to extend atmosphere of belonging, safety to community affected by ongoing conflict
Kevin Ouellette and Marco Guajardo October 10, 2023
As the violence in the region escalates, the campus Mental Health Center identified the need to provide coping support and confidential counseling resources for those affected by the war.
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Thomas Waters, left, an environmental engineering major at City College, talks with, from left, Silvia Mohr, Barbara Shurgot and Jessie Allendorf representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, September 18, 2023. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

Suicide Prevention Fair returns to City College, connecting students, staff to resources

Over a dozen community, campus organizations represented at Sept. 18 event
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 21, 2023
Representatives from campus health care and various community organizations offered life-affirming services.
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The City College Suicide Prevention Fair, like this one in 2019, allows students to learn more about life-affirming health services on Sept. 18. File photo by Sonny Garibay/City Times Media

City College Student Health Center to host suicide prevention fair

The Sept. 18 event is open to all students and staff. Food, therapy animals and educational materials on suicide prevention will be available
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2023
The Student Health Center is hosting a Suicide Prevention Fair Monday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the A Building Patio. The fair will provide catering, therapy animals and information on life-affirming health services.
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San Diego City College Fine Art Gallery

Staffing issues keep City College gallery partially closed

Only open for 4 hours a day, the gallery is rarely open to students with tight schedules
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist March 11, 2023
The Fine Art Gallery at San Diego City College opened a new exhibit last month titled “Mindful,” but you’d be hard-pressed to see it.
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A white wall in the City Art Gallery displays colorful artwork.

City College ‘Mindful’ art exhibit focuses on mental health

Show in on-campus gallery runs through March 16
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist February 23, 2023
The fine art gallery at San Diego City College is hosting works created by local artists with the collective theme of mental health and the ways we deal with it.
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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
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief 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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Access and Crisis Line

Calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now easier with 988

The new easy-to-remember, three-digit number is available in 200 languages 24/7
Susana Serrano, Managing Editor September 21, 2022
Calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has become a lot easier. 988 is the new easy-to-remember, three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. 
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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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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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