Culture & Student Life

Mental Health Awareness Month is Coming in May

According to the NIMH, 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental health illness. Young adults between the age of 18-25, have the highest mental health rate of 30.6%

How Do you Know if you are not Mentally Well?

  • Excessive paranoia, worry, or anxiety.
  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability.
  • Extreme changes in moods.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Dramatic changes in eating and sleeping pattern.

What Causes Mental Health Disorders?

  • Genes and family history
  • Life experiences, stress, history of abuse, especially during childhood
  • Biological factors and chemical imbalances
  • A mother’s exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant
  • Traumatic brain injury

What Could Happen if Mental Health Goes Untreated?

  • Unnecessary disability Unemployment
  • Substance abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Incarceration
  • Suicide
  • Poor quality of life

By Angela Pelton

Angela Pelton is a full time Ventura College student and student worker at the Educational Assistance Center(EAC) at the Ventura campus. Angela’s major is Social Media Marketing and looks forward to graduating in May of 2022. She loves to be creative and expresses this quality through her media content creations. She’s currently working with Buena High School's Music Association and Buena’s wrestling program by managing their social media accounts which includes creating media content to assist them with fundraising, events and building awareness for these High School programs.

Angela is motivated to help local businesses and non profits build awareness and assist them with marketing in efforts to help them be more successful and have more of a public reach. She thrives for success and is passionate for making a difference in the community.

When Angela has free time from her busy life, she loves to spend it with her family, site see, paint, be crafty, go to the beach, collect sea glass, help and attend Girl Scout events, go to concerts, wrestling tournaments and be involved with Ventura County schools, that her 3 children attend.

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