Health Services News & Events
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Out of the darkness virtual campus walk
April 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM | Location of your choice!
Cuesta College Student Health Center and County of SLO Behavioral Health are partnering to promote participation in the Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Chapter for the Out of the Darkness Virtual Campus Walk in a day of action on April 24th. It is important now, more than ever, to bring light to the conversations of suicide prevention and mental health support. By registering, you are showing support for survivors, students at risk, and those who have been affected by suicide.
Students and employees are welcome to participate!
Click here for free registration.
After registering for the virtual walk event, click here to complete the “Participant bag form” to receive your well-being bag (bags available for participants registered before 04/20/21).
Finals are coming soon!
Prepare your brain and mind with some strategies to reduce stress, anxiety, and improve
your mental health during finals.
Zoom link here
Zoom ID: 976 5713 5953
Attendees will participate in a $25 gift card raffle
Free service to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support for anyone struggling due to COVID-19.
Cal Voices's CCP is a part of a network of organizations and individuals that are being trained to provide virtual support to Californians experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or trauma because of COVID-19.
Peer Crisis Counselors assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of COVID-19 by assisting Californians in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages to resources and longer term supportive services.
Cal Voices warm line: 916-288-8535
Live Chat feature: https://www.calhopeconnect.org/
Help us promoting Mental Health at Cuesta College!
Share your thoughts, inspire others, win!
April-May 2021|Mental Health Awareness
Cuesta’s Health Center would love to share your relatable stories & tips as a student. Here is how:
- Create a video of one minute or less of your ideas on how you relax yourself, why mental health is important to you, your experience at the health center, tips, or any other thoughts to stay healthy. Optional: if you don’t want to create a video, just take picture and add the script.
- Email the video to email@example.com
If your video/picture is selected, you will get a $25 gift card. Follow us on social media @cuestahealthcenter to see the selected submissions.
*Note: All the participants will receive a well-being bag.
This is promoted by Instructor Beth-Ann Dumas' communication class and supported by the Student Health Center.
Click here to see the Flyer
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and County Behavioral Health Present: Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid
Join your fellow community members who have been trained on how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges in youth and adults, and how to help people find support to begin their recovery journey.
There are 2 free opportunities for virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid and 2 free opportunities for virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Free Virtual QPR Training
Tuesday, May 25, 2020 | 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help
save a life from suicide.
QPR teaches participants how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to appropriate help. Join the hundreds of SLO County community members who have already been trained to help our friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors through a suicide crisis.
Click here for more information and registration.
COVID-19 SELF-TESTING SITES
Testing is on a walk-in basis, no appointment is needed. This is surveillance testing only, intended for the testing of asymptomatic people. In accordance with Cuesta's Safe Reopening plan, if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19, or have symptoms, you should not come onto campus. You can visit your doctor for testing, or the county testing site by visiting www.readyslo.org.
You need it? We got you!
We have basic-needs items available for you at the cougar pantry. Feel free to grab what you need and help us spread the word to other students who may need them as well.
Mindfulness for Resilience
In this virtual group for all, participants will learn mindfulness practices to create
a new relationship with the inner world of sensations, thoughts, feelings and emotions
during a time of sheltering.
This free mindfulness support group will meet Thursday mornings and is by drop-in attendance.
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Followed by an optional 30 minutes of discussion and exploration. Sessions will meet on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 856 6212 9297
Facilitated by Dr. John Elfers, PhD, LMFT and Jyll Maxwell, MA, AMFT (LMFT Candidate)
For more information Please Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CLUB ADVISOR: Estella Vazquez| Telephone: (805) 546-3109 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUB CO-ADVISOR: Jannet Rios| Telephone: 805-440-8721 Email: email@example.com
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KINESIOLOGY "KINA" CLASSES SPRING 2021
- Weight training
- Core fitness with cardio
- Kickboxing for Fitness
- Core Pilates
- Restorative Yoga
- Power Yoga
- Yoga for Fitness
The Peer Advisory and Advocacy Team Wants You to Get Involved!
WHAT: We're an inclusive committee of folk s with lived experience hoping to connect with and empower young leaders. Join our mission of making our community a better place!
WHO: Youth PAAT is a committee of peers that work to advocate for those served by the mental health system, educate our community about mental illness, promote wellness and recovery, reduce stigma, and provide support for those living with mental illness. Youth PAAT will serve individuals approximately 16-25, or the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) age range.
WHY: Being a member of Youth PAAT will come with a variety of opportunities: ranging from volunteering, to trainings that would strengthen a resume, to first-hand advocacy and education in our community, and so much more.
The college years are an exciting time of personal growth, but they can also bring academic, social, and financial pressures, which can worsen underlying mental health and substance use issues. By taking a brief MindWise Screening, students can learn if they have a behavioral health issue and learn signs and symptoms. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, they will see the results, recommendations, and key resources. Please, click here to learn more about this amazing tool and general ways to engage students.
Questions? Contact us for more information.
¡VIVA! Newsletter, is a magazine created by the Latina Leadership Network LLN for Cuesta College Community.
Prevent Seasonal Flu
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. This page has resources to help answer your questions about the flu vaccine.https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html
Due to COVID-19 and current shelter in place orders, Student Health Services is temporarily closed for in-person appointments and has a process to serve you remotely.
Visit The Center website if you need information about STI testing, Birth Control, Plan B, Condoms and more. Patients must call ahead to be triaged and directed regarding the process. SLO (805) 544-2478// AG (805) 489-4026
Public Health Clinic in Paso Robles is still open to see patients for essential services. They're open Monday- Friday 8-5 pm. You can call their phone line at (805) 237-3050.
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