Mental health is less of a taboo topic within our generation, as American teenagers are more likely to feel “persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness” according to the CDC. Mental health awareness has increased, as the world becomes more and more desolate. From a pandemic, to inflation, to environmental devastation, the world feels like it’s falling apart more than ever before. The overconsumption of information doesn’t help, as it shines light on everything happening around us. Other generations didn’t have constant updates of the happenings …
‘Dear Evan Hansen’: exploiting tragedy
There is a mental health crisis in this country. It is scary, wide-reaching, and deadly. And, just like every other crisis, people are capitalizing at the expense of others.
State of the students
As clouds of smoke from Ventura’s Woolsey fire forms in the distance, Pasadena City College (PCC) student Tanner Petterson sits in a shady spot on the edge of the mirror pools and waits until her afternoon class begins. She has ten minutes to spare, but instead of worrying about her class, she browses her phone and acknowledges the early golden hour. Meanwhile, a student on the other side of the pools lays on the grass, glued to a textbook, skimming through notes.
PCC organizations fight to de-stigmatize mental health
In light of the student suicide last semester, and amidst stigmatized conversations about mental health following the recent school shootings, Associated Students and Student Health services collaborated last week on the second Mental Health Awareness week of the school year. The events included showings of Pixar’s “Inside Out” and the documentary film “A New State of Mind,” as well as a mindfulness workshop that was held in the Circadian. “It’s very important that we let those students know what can be done to help them …
Political Dissident: Requiem for Erica Garner
“We fight not for glory nor for wealth nor honours; but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life.” -Bernard De Linton
Recent campus suicide inspires Mental Health Awareness week
Associated Students promoted Mental Health Awareness week at Pasadena City College from Tuesday through Thursday, with activities including informative self-care workshops, peer talks and suicide prevention training. This October, a former student committed suicide on campus. The death sparked a healthy conversation on mental health and has prompted the college to publicize the mental health services offered for students. “It is important to bring awareness to mental health with the recent suicide,” said Associated Students Vice President of Public Relations Natalie Lau. “We think it’s …
Keep the volume up for Bennington
Chester Bennington was the voice of a generation lost between 9/11 and the Recession — with power ballads of pain and personal growth through adversity, he showed that survival through trauma was possible.