PCC’s Personal Counseling embraces next phase of student support

This story has been updated to accurately reflect statements made by Jason Vasquez. Zoom fatigue—it’s the idea that the sudden shift to virtual conferences has a more taxing toll on one’s mental health than in-person meetings. Home offices and bedrooms have been converted to makeshift workspaces, blurring the boundaries between work and personal life. As California moves into its ninth week in quarantine, the shock of the transitional period is weaning off for some. However, PCC’s Personal Counseling department is prepared for the emotional effects …

5 easy steps to mellow your room

Since being stuck at home, a lot of people have shared the sudden urge to completely rearrange the layout of their rooms. If you can relate to that feeling well look no further, here are 5 easy steps to help find your zen. 1. Deep Cleaning The most important step when it comes to maintaining a nice room is to always clean. Cleaning is a hassle, but the end result is the best feeling. Deep cleaning allows you to have a more clean and healthy …

Campus efforts bring student health to the forefront of discussion

Last week, various campus organizations hosted events that promoted awareness in the name of student health and safety. Student Health Services brought Health and Wellness Week to the quad with booths and vendors ready to educate students. It drew representation from various programs on campus including personal counseling that offered meditation, as well as athletic trainers and nursing students with physical health tips. Beyond conventional notions of health, the fair also featured booths for the Lancer Pantry and Veterans Resource Center. “It’s a way to …

PCC organizations fight to de-stigmatize mental health

In light of the student suicide last semester, and amidst stigmatized conversations about mental health following the recent school shootings, Associated Students and Student Health services collaborated last week on the second Mental Health Awareness week of the school year. The events included showings of Pixar’s “Inside Out” and the documentary film “A New State of Mind,” as well as a mindfulness workshop that was held in the Circadian. “It’s very important that we let those students know what can be done to help them …