mental health

Art therapy for mental health

By Laura Canida / May 28, 2019

Story by Laura Canida Kellette Elliott was first exposed to art therapy at college in Virginia, but leaned on it heavily when her mom was diagnosed with cancer. “I would take art students from the college to work with the kids who suffered or witnessed abuse,” said Elliott, an artist and art teacher at Clackamas…

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Portland has mental health awareness walk

By Laura Canida / May 28, 2019

Story by Laura Canida Walking among more than 5,000 people along the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, I looked around and saw sadness, sickness and grief. But I also saw hope. I am one of thousands who participated in the NAMIWalks in downtown Portland on May 19 to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or…

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Destitute Destinations: Oregon State Hospital and Museum

By Summer Barraza / February 8, 2019

  The Destitute Diva is back again, but this time I’m travelling to unique and fun destinations in Oregon for cheap. Welcome to the first installment of Destitute Destinations, a series based on the advice column I started in fall 2018, where I gave advice on how to survive and succeed as a low-income college…

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Clackamas Community College student spearheads suicide outreach program

By Victoria Drews / November 27, 2018

Michael Doust, “Mike” for short, is a Clackamas Community College student, veteran, business owner, former union pipe welder and engineer, and a suicide survivor. After an uphill battle reached its climax when he attempted suicide in 2010, Mike has sought to blaze a path to inform and empower others to aid those in need and…

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De-stress before graduation

By Jonathan Villagomez / May 22, 2018

photo provided by Clackamas Community College Graduation is right around the corner for many Clackamas Community College students; the thought of graduation brings joy to many, but also a lot of stress, namely during the last few weeks of spring term. Brittany Maloney, a First Year experience counselor here at CCC said,“There is a lot…

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