Category: Mental Health

Sports Gambling in California? Don’t Bet On It Yet

An electronic board tracks bets at a casino.

In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from sanctioning sports betting. That doesn’t mean the sportsbook is open now, but California voters may soon get the chance to place their bets. In June of this year, Assembly Member Adam…

Calling Out the Cult of Chlorine Dioxide

The medicine show is back in town. You know, the one where the self-proclaimed “doctor” sells bottles of cure-all off the back of his wagon to people desperately looking for help for a sickness? In the old days, the bottle usually contained a mixture of basically nothing medicinal—plus a good shot of alcohol. These days,…

New on Campus: Mental Health Check-Ins

Mental Health Check-In Chart

Being an educator is not a teacher’s sole job, because teachers have the privilege of wearing many hats.  From early education through high school, these instructors act as referees, counselors, coaches, cheerleaders, mentors, role models, and, at times, a trusted confidante to their students. During the school year, teachers spend up to four hours per…

Munchies and Alcohol: Willpower or Wiring?

For some, pizza and beer always seem to fit hand-in-glove. Now there’s scientific evidence that explains why. New research reveals brain circuitry and not lack of willpower, could be the reason why people drink more at barbeques or get the munchies for junk food after a night out on the town. With obesity and alcoholism…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Imagine having a tooth ache but waiting six to eight years before going to a dentist to stop the pain. That’s how some therapists describe mental illnesses that fester for years while left untreated. Every year, tens of thousands of Californians struggle to find the proper mental health services or simply don’t seek help to…

Want Somebody to Love? How About Yourself?

A little self love improves both mental and physical health We all do it: Put everyone else’s needs before our own. Have a hard time telling someone “no.” Worry about what everyone thinks of you. Stop. On the day when messages of love—from little cards to candy hearts to more extravagant gestures—are being sent out,…