Health and Wellness
Crash Course: The Good Life Vs. The End of the World
Two GE courses offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts evoke very different ideas: one of existential dread and the other enlightenment and happiness. Yet both encourage students to ask some of life’s age-old questions.
Connecting Generations Through Understanding
On the cusp of receiving her master’s in psychology, Pa Yang (Psychology, ’21) reflects on the value of her work and the ideas behind it: making her community stronger, more connected, and (hopefully) happier.
Student-Athlete Captures CalHOPE Courage Award
Gretta Kirkby, winner of the CalHOPE Courage Award, is using the opportunity to remind her peers to reach out for help if they need it.
Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Mental Illness? One Grad Student’s Quest to Find Out
Chico State graduate student Ty Weber is collecting data to research whether psychedelic drugs may be helpful in treating mental health disorders.
A Space for Students to Practice Self-Care
With high rates of depression and anxiety among college students nationwide, Chico State has added an on-campus resource to help our Wildcats get to graduation, both healthy and happy.
PARADISE U Helps Elementary Students Rediscover the Joy of Movement
PARADISE U, a physical education program created by kinesiology professor Cathrine Himberg, helps students discover the benefits and joy of movement.
Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects
CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.
Alumna Chooses Nature to Nurture Others￼
Blake Ellis is at the leading edge of harnessing the natural world’s healing powers—even when that environment itself may trigger anxiety.
Bringing Mental Health to Light
Chico State alumni and family find healing through mental health awareness advocacy and the creation of a Senate bill to improve youth mental health in schools.
Chico State Students to Present Research at Statewide Competition
Ten Chico State student delegates will compete against scholars statewide at the California State University’s 36th annual Statewide Research Competition.
Faculty Showcase Offers Chance to Be ‘Inspired’
Three faculty members who published amid the pandemic share their passions and stories of persistence.
5 Questions with WellCat Services Director Juanita Mottley
As executive director of WellCat Services, Juanita Mottley oversees both physical and mental health services for the campus—while also leading the University's COVID-19 response as its pandemic manager.
Nursing Students Serve on the Frontlines Against COVID-19
Doing their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, students from Chico State's School of Nursing are volunteering at local sites to provide much-needed testing and administer long-awaited vaccinations.
Nursing Students Tackle COVID-19 Contact Tracing
In need of public health clinical hours to fulfill their graduation requirement, students from the School of Nursing served their communities as COVID-19 contact tracers.
Serving the Spectrum
For nearly 20 years, Chico State has supported North State children with autism and their families through multisensory services at our Autism Clinic.
Faculty Expert: Public Health Chair Holly Nevarez
Holly Nevarez explains how COVID-19 will change the landscape of the public health profession and society for years to come.
Student-Athletes Urge Peers to Scratch the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Chico State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created a resource page for Mental Health Awareness Month and kicked off a campaign aimed to end mental health stigma. #ScratchTheStigma
Student Leads Swipe Against Hunger
After struggling to meet her basic needs early in her life, Jessica Ramirez is fighting food insecurity on campus with Swipe Against Hunger.
Autism Clinic Helps Build Skills for Life
Chico State's Autism Clinic serves children on the autism spectrum—strengthening their gross motor skills while lifting their confidence.
Every Two Minutes
Every two minutes, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Meet three alumni whose lives are driven by these tiny yet deadly cells.
Business Alumnus Brings Biotech to Chico
Alum John Aylworth pivoted from orthopedics to his own blossoming biotech company—then moved it back to Chico.
Rehab By Robot: Students Research ACL Solutions
Two students' CSC2 research project aims to use robot power to help rehabilitate healing knees.
How To: Help Someone in Pain
How do you speak to a loved one has experienced loss or trauma? Psychology professor and therapist Kyle Horst offers some tips.
Take Action, Demand Satisfaction: Managing Anxiety
On this episode of the podcast "Out of Curiosity," professor Joel Minden explains anxiety and suggests some strategies for managing it.
How To: Go From Thinking About Exercise to Actually Doing It
Sometimes the gap between wanting to be physically active and actually doing it can feel as wide as the Grand Canyon. Kinesiology professor Cathrine Himberg offers some tips.
Living Her Dream
The opening of the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic in Nigeria marked a dream come true, not only for its namesake but for faculty, classmates, and students who follow in her footsteps.
Little Town Lifelines
The only program of its kind in the nation, Chico State's Rural California Nursing Preceptorships program gives nursing students 150 hours of valuable hands-on learning in a clinical setting, while providing rural hospitals with extra staffing they so greatly need.
On the Hunt for Avian Influenza Virus
While the work may be dirty, the goal is more glamorous. Chico State virologist Troy Cline and students are identifying avian influenza viruses in waterfowl in hopes of preventing threats to human health and the US poultry industry.
Psychologist Fills Brand-New Campus Position: Mariah Kornbluh Embraces Title of Chico State’s First Community Psychologist
Joining Chico State's Department of Psychology faculty as the first community psychologist, Mariah Kornbluh combines laboratory research and community outreach to foster civic engagement in her classroom.
Advocacy for Quality Physical Education Has a Home
After the release of her documenary "No Excuses!" in 2014, Catherine Himberg and graduate student Kevin Shepard developed a website designed to support, coach, and guide physical education teachers around the country.