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In the black community, mental illness is seen as a cultural taboo

Sierra Shelton, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2019

“You need to go to church...Have you ever considered that it’s all just made up in your head?” Those were a couple of the things I was told by my parents when I confided to them about my struggles with mental health.  I don’t blame my parents f...

Going to the gym helped build work ethic, tackle depression

Ruben Andrade, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

I’ve always taken pride in having the discipline and motivation to work hard on something that I love, be it a hobby or in school.  I was entering my second year at City College and my goal was to transfer as fast as possible.  Takin...

The stigma around depression needs to go. Here is my story

Jun Starkey, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Mental health is never easy to talk about. It can be difficult to talk about for those going through it, and those who haven’t often question it’s legitimacy. People who struggle with mental health are often accused of bein...

SBCC offers students free counseling and support groups

TORI PIERSON, Channels Staff

September 22, 2017

To help deal with the anxiety and stress that comes with being a college student, City College offers six free personal counseling sessions, an anxiety support group and a general support group this semester. “Life is hard,” said La...

SBCC partners with San Marcos High School to spread the love

Madeline K. Nathaus, CHANNELS STAFF

March 2, 2017

The City College Wellness Connection and Mental Wellness Center came together Wednesday sponsor the Wellness Connection club from San Marcos High School and host a screening of the short film “The Love Effect.” The audienc...

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