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Celebrating Broderick Leaks: A Leader in Student Mental Health Takes the Helm

We are excited to share the fantastic news of Broderick Leaks, PhD, MAT, being elected as the President-Elect of the Organization of California Counseling Directors in Higher Education. With his proven expertise and unwavering dedication, this appointment is a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of… Read More »

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 24th, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with National Suicide Prevention Week starting September 4-10, 2022. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34, and fourth leading for ages… Read More »

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 7th, 2022

Steven Siegel, MD, PhD Chief Mental Health and Wellness Officer Keck Medicine of USC May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental illness affects… Read More »

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

March 29th, 2022

On March 30th, we observe World Bipolar Day, in an effort to bring awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma by educating and promoting sensitivity towards the illness. Bipolar disorder… Read More »

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Self-Harm Awareness Month

March 13th, 2022

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. Self-harm can occur across all age groups and demographics. Self-harm occurs most often around adolescence. Around 4-5% of adults in the United States will self-harm at some… Read More »