RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Day is a day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. 1 out of 6 women and 1 out of 33 men are survivors of sexual assault.
On Thursday, September 25th we will be empowering students to educate their peers about risk reduction and recovery resources on campus. Join the fight against sexual violence.
Welcome back to school Cougars! For those new students, you are about to be in for a big journey. As many of you will soon see, I’m sure, college isn’t just about studying and school work. It is also about having fun, making friends, cutting loose, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. It is important therefore to ensure that your college experience does not end in disaster.
Alcohol is a very common thing to see at college parties and in college life in general,. Used in moderation and in smart ways, can really be fun and safe. However, used irresponsibly, it is also responsible for around 1,825 deaths of college students from ages 18-24 per year. As well as around 600,000 reported cases of Assault and Injury. Close to 100,000 students ages 18-24 report being victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or rape. All these as well as increased chances of academic problems and health problems/suicide attempts are simply due to alcohol abuse. Continue reading →
The Sexy Confidence Dating Coach, Adam LoDolce, featured on MTV made is coming to CSUSM on Monday, March 17th @ 7 pm in University Student Union Ballroom to talk about dating, to talk about social life, but primarily to talk about alcohol and how it affects our ability to connect with other people through his program “Be the Life of the Party”.
Come join us in kicking off our #saferspringbreak week of events as we learn how to Be Safe and Enjoy Spring Break!
Many people think having an eating disorder is a lifestyle choice, when in fact it is a mental illness. By talking about it we can reach out to others and de-stigmatize this mental illness. Eating disorders are more common than you think.
“4 out of 10 Americans have either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. Eating disorders do not discriminate between age, gender, race, or class – no one is immune.” -Alliance for Eating Disorders
To help yourself, and to help someone you care about, know the signs of an eating disorder:
Constant thoughts about food, weight, calories, body shape, or exercise
Obsessed with weight and weights self frequently
Severely restricting the consumption of food
Avoiding eating with friends and family
Eating as a response to emotions (e.g. stress, anxiety)
If the warning signs describe you, or someone you know, you may be at-risk for the most common types of eating disorders, and should take a screening for:
According to the County of San Diego Public Health Services, Influenza activity is widespread in San Diego County and within California. There has been an increase in the number of locally reported cases over the first three (3) weeks of the year.
There are many instances of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the county. Student Health and Counseling Services has also seen several students with ILI. ILI is defined as an illness with a fever ≥100⁰F or 37.8⁰C plus cough and/or sore throat. To stay healthy through this season, we encourage the campus community to follow the recommendations below: Continue reading →