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Opinions & Editorials

Breaking the Silence: Addressing Mental Health Barriers in Filipino/a/x and BIPOC Communities

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Filipino Student Association at City College organized a panel discussion on May 5 at the Student Health Center to commemorate this. City College is a community college serving a diverse student population, should be responsible for providing spaces like this and resources and support for students from all backgrounds. This includes mental health resources that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for the needs of Filipino/a/x and BIPOC students. 

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City College Mental Health Services Gears Up Faculty, Staff Amid Suicide Rate Spike

City College Student Health Services prepare its faculty and staff on ways to support students in their mental health and prevent suicide amid the nationwide spike in suicide rates. Sandy Vaughn, a mental health counselor in the Health Center, presented examples of warning signs if someone may want to end one’s life and provided contact information on where to seek help.

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