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Resources for Parents


September is Suicide Awareness Month. For some of us, the subject of suicide may seem like a foreign language. After all, we haven't been affected so what makes awareness so important? Did you know more than 50% of college students will experience suicidal feelings? Or that the #1 reason for

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s no surprise that hiking is a great and healthy activity to do with many benefits,

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

Learning how to balance everything in life is valuable and important to learn. So many of

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

Steve is 46 years old and has been sober for over 9 months, which is the

Back in January, Fillmore banned the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana. While "possession and use of marijuana with a doctor's recommendation remains legal", potential dispensaries and cultivators have kept their eyes on Fillmore's land. In response, Fillmore's City Council called for a City Hall meeting on Monday, July 25th to hear from




Prescription Opioid Overdose Data

Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999,  and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.








Opioid prescribing continues to fuel the epidemic. Today, at least half of all

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

This post is the first in a series in which I interview recovering addicts and alcoholics.

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s summer, and for many of us, that means increased time and freedom and decreased responsibilities.

"1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family." 

Mental health affects all of us and is still something widely underplayed, not taken seriously and even ridiculed. Conditions span everything from anxiety and

* This post was written by a Ventura County young adult.

Substance abuse is not something commonly spoken of or even thought of in the culture of my religion, which is why it felt especially alien and nerve-wracking to attend a substance abuse support group meeting - which I did -