PTSD: Learn about common reactions, get help, and find resources

Virtual Resources by Shelly Hohl, LPC  June is PTSD Awareness Month  PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be...
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Beyond Positive: Body Acceptance Group

By Celeste Hettman, MS, NCC, Registered LPC Intern, Certified Body Trust Provider  Do you constantly find flaws with your body, or the bodies of others? Do you feel like you have to change your body in order to be worthy or acceptable? RCC Counseling presents a four-week Zoom group where you can explore body acceptance.  Body acceptance goes beyond being “body positive” and supports the development of acceptance and...
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Gratitude: Cultivating happiness in others

By Michelle Gray RCC Counseling With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems like a perfect time to discuss cultivating happiness. Yes, I realize that Valentine’s Day has become a commercialized explosion of pink, red and purple merchandise and we get bombarded with advertisements for diamonds, chocolates and romantic getaways without even saying the words loud enough for our electronic devices to hear…. But,...
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Pest management program boosts campus safety

By John Miles, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Good day, everyone! While COVID-19 has affected everyone’s life in some way, some things are still moving forward. The good and exciting news is that the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at RCC is working to make the campuses safer for students and employees, as well as more environmentally friendly. Since there is much confusion on what IPM...
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Celebrating cultural diversity

RCC students were proud to represent their home countries – and practice their English skills – at a pair of World Day events held this spring at the Riverside and Redwood campuses. The two campus events, held May 21 and 22, were spearheaded by RCC Latino Outreach & Recruitment in partnership with the Adult Basic Skills department, Associated Student Government and the RVC Latino Club....
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