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Jamie Ritchey, community capacity organizer at the Tri-City Mental Health Services in Pomona, shares the types of mental illnesses and asks the audience, “why should our mental health be treated any differently from our physical health,” Tuesday in La Fetra Lecture Hall. Ritchey was the guest speaker at Slamming Stigma, an honors senior seminar project event by creative writing major Brittney Britt, chemistry major Katie Rosenthal, kinesiology major Miranda Ramirez and biology major Viviana Gonzalez. Ritchey presented a Powerpoint to illustrate the different mental illnesses and ways we can reduce stigmas toward mental illnesses. The ULV Slam Poetry team ended the event with individual performances. / Photo by Jolene Nacapuy

Speaker slams mental illness stigmas

Jamie Ritchey, community capacity organizer at the Tri-City Mental Health Services in Pomona, shares the types of mental illnesses and asks the audience, “Why should our mental health be treated any differently from our physical health,” Tuesday in La Fetra Lecture Hall.

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Students seek info on STDs

Sexual health is very important to students on campus, and 15 out of 16 students questioned in an informal survey feel as though the health center could do more to educate students about sexually transmitted disease protection and prevention.

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