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Leslie Easton aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness

Tessa Wojdylo

December 8, 2015

Mental Health Coordinator Leslie Easton runs San Diego City College's Mental Health Counseling Center. Providing care to underserved populations is part of Easton's mission as a licensed clinical social worker. “Since Leslie came to City, she's changed and improved the program in vast leaps and bounds,” said professor Kathy McGinnis of the department of health...

New students gather for the 10th annual Student Success Conference

Heder Casas

December 2, 2015

Students coming back from a long period off school or fresh from high school full of questions and concerns gathered at Harry West Gym on Nov. 20 for the 10th Student Success Conference, presented by the First Year Experience Program at San Diego City College. FYE is a program designed to help all the new students that are coming to City College by helping them set up and si...

Mental Health Counseling Center receives $272,000 grant

Katherine Salindayao-White

October 13, 2015

San Diego City College’s Mental Health Counseling Center has been awarded $272,000.The Garret Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant will fund students suffering with mental illness. This includes helping the prevention of suicide and providing treatment. Garrett Lee Smith committed suicide in 2003 the day before his 22nd birthday. Although this was tragic for Garret̵...

It’s Okay to Ask for Help: Breaking the Mental Health Stigma and Utilizing the Most Underused Resource on Campus

Georgette Todd

May 14, 2014

Everyone has problems and ways to deal with them. Sometimes, though, how we deal with those challenges creates even more problems. Coping through excessive food, sex, drinking and drug use aren’t necessarily the only signs that something’s wrong, but they’re the most obvious benchmarks for professionals to cite as a cause for concern. But there’s a canopy...

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