Zoe Denton is an English sophomore and the views expressed in this piece don’t necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. You’re sitting in your dorm, apartment, house or wherever, desperately needing some alone time to rest or unpack the week. Even the most energetic extroverts need time to themselves every once in a while. But […]
The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is meeting on Dexter Lawn one Thursday a month for “Therapy Dog Thursdays.” This is in partnership with Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing to bring stress relief to students. The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a nationwide organization with around 50 members on the Central Coast. The owners train […]
Associated Students Inc. (ASI) hosted their annual “Buck the Stigma” care and wellness week from Oct. 11-15, aiming to beat the stigma around mental health conversations. “Midterms are oftentimes very difficult on individuals’ mental health, and the purpose behind many of these booths is to give students the opportunity to rest and recharge during this […]
Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month — a celebration of Latinx culture and, in San Luis Obispo, students and community members join to commemorate this month. Ethnic studies professor Jose Navarro said this month-long celebration aligns with many of the national independence dates of countries in Latin America like Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, […]
Before going to college, business administration senior Sophia Shapiro was diagnosed with several eating disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. With few people talking about their mental health issues, Shapiro felt no one else was going through what she was.
It wasn’t until she began posting on social media about her journey that she realized she was not alone.
When computer engineering senior Alyssa Liu left for college, her little sister gave her a shoe box filled with letters. Each letter had instructions for when she was supposed to open it; one was for when she missed home, another for when she got her first bad grade. Whenever Liu was feeling down or overwhelmed, she turned to the shoebox for comfort.
That shoebox became the inspiration for Foveo, an app that Liu and her team are working on developing as their senior project to help college students who suffer from mental illness.
Cal Poly has reported 1,015 positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday, Jan. 11., and many students that live on campus have already experienced quarantine or isolation.
Mustang News put out a poll on our instagram asking students to rate their mental health on a scale from 0-100. The poll received over 400 responses, with 124 of them rating their mental health at zero. The overall average rating was less than 50.
Other than those living in the Cerro Vista and Poly Canyon Village apartments, freshmen live alone in double, triple and quad rooms. In the South Mountain, yakʔitʸutʸu, Yosemite, Sierra Madre and North Mountain dorms, students share communal bathrooms by floor or cluster. Rooms are separated by gender.
One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, Mental Health America said. To spread awareness about mental illness, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May since 1949. Under the stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 impacts, many who suffer from mental illness may be under even more stress. In a […]
On Dec. 5, 2018 Ashley Rios attempted suicide by alcohol poisoning. Five days later, she was placed on disciplinary probation for having marijuana and alcohol in her residence hall room the night she tried to take her life.