Upcoming Health Events


Enriching your mind, body & spirit

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Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center Outreach @ AVC

Tuesday, June 7th    11AM - 12:30PM  Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hallway

Tuesday, June 14th  11AM - 12:30PM Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hallway

   Wednesday, June 22nd  11AM - 12:30PM  UHAZY HALL (near the Subway)

                              Tuesday, June 28th  11AM - 12:30PM  SAGE HALL (foyer)

   Wednesday, July 6th  11AM - 12:30PM  Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hallway


Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center

Providing educational materials, HIV testing and HIV information,  PrEP services, and mental health resources.



Every Tuesday during summer session

(starting 5/31 thru 8/2)

Chair Yoga & Meditation

Sometimes life gets a little hectic.  Stop by for our "drop-in" 15 minutes sessions every week!

Drop-In 15 minute session

3:45 - 4PM in the Student Lounge


Dog Therapy Day




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Announcing TimelyCare Sessions! Free Virtual Yoga & Meditation Classes for Students All Summer Long

Need some relaxation this summer? Join us for Yoga or Meditation

Curious about guided meditation for relaxation, or interested in improving your yoga practice this summer? Join TimelyMD CaStudentCare every Tuesday at 12:00 CST for Guided Meditation and Thursday at 12 CST for Yoga this summer.

  • Guided Meditation - Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra) promotes ways to destress, relax and practice mindfulness.
  • Yoga - These 45-minute sessions include breathing techniques, postural alignment and how to be more present to your mind, body and spirit.



Student Health C-O-N-N-E-C-T 

The Science Behind Gratitude

Read the full article:  https://www.happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-gratitude/

Student Health Connect Aug. 2

 Mindful Meditations

Getting started:  https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

Student Health Connect Jul 19

Basic Yoga Stretches

Check out these basic yoga stretches  https://www.prevention.com/fitness/workouts/g30417941/best-yoga-stretches/

Student Health Connect July 12

Virtual Adventures!  Taking a Mental Break

Student Health Connect July 5

Quick, easy activities to help re-energize, refocus and give your brains a boost.  Here are the links:

3 minute stretch break   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayGKw8JFqMo              

Learn to dance the Macarena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLo3SASoZ_E

Free printable coloring sheets https://www.fabercastell.com/pages/coloring-pages-for-adults

Virtual museum tours.  Ever dreamed about visiting Guggenheim Museum in New York or the British Museum in London?  Well sit back and enjoy these wonderful places all from the comforts of your home! https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours   

Take a virtual field trip to zoos, aquariums, farms and even join a safari https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/virtual-field-trips-zoo-aquarium-farm-safari.html

Free guided meditations offered by the University of California, Los Angeles https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations


The Happiness Jar:  A Simple Way to Boost Your Mood is Always Welcome

Create a Happiness Jar. Instead of focusing on what you don't have, try being grateful for what you do have.  According to researchers, gratitude is a simple way to boost your mood, and creating a "happiness jar" is a great way to foster gratitude.  On a piece of paper write one good thing that has happened that day for which you are grateful, fold it or roll it up and pop it into the jar.  It can be a simple thing such as a nice meal, good weather , a visit with a friend, or a good night's sleep.  Continue this everyday throughout the year.  At the end of the year you will have plenty of wonderful memories to reflect on. 

Student Health Connect June14

Financial Health - You and Your Money

Three key practices to achieve financial health:

1. Develop a personal budget.  A budget can help you plan for unforeseen expenses, help you save for future goals, and help you prioritize spending and saving. 

2. Start saving early. The sooner you start saving, the easier it is to reach your long-term financial goals. 

3. Recognize Wants vs. Needs. Being mindful of the difference between what you want and what you actually need can help you make better spending choices. 

Student Health Connect June 7th

You & Your Mental Health

Antelope Valley College offers 24/7 medical and mental tele health for students. Click here to get started

To access the 10 Practical Ways to Look After Your Mental Health go to www.avc.edu/connect

Student Health Connect May 31

Improving Your Sleep:  Why You Probably Need More Sleep

Sleep powers the mind, restores the body, and fortifies virtually every system in the body.  But how much sleep do we really need in order to get these benefits?

Visit the Sleep Foundation for all-things-sleep and get some much needed Zzzzinformation!  https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/why-do-we-need-sleep

Test Your Sleep Knowledge & Take A Sleep Quiz  https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/rm-quiz-sleep    

Student Health Connect May 24th


Student Health Services Available for YOU!

Did you know you you are eligible for Vision, Dental, In-person Medical, Tele-Mental Health Counseling and Tele-Medical Services?

All the information you need for health services can be found here

Please email studenthealth@avc.edu to request a voucher to make an appointment with in-person services with local area providers. (Vision, Dental and In-person Medical Services all require a voucher). 

Tele-Mental Health Counseling and Tele-Medical services can be accessed at TimelyCare.



Resources and Support Links:

AVC ARCHES program https://www.avc.edu/studentservices/arches

AVC Marauders Basic Needs https://www.avc.edu/basicneeds

Mental Health America https://www.mhanational.org/

Antelope Valley Partners for Health http://www.avph.org/

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health https://dmh.lacounty.gov/

Grief Resources

Coalition to Support Grieving Students  https://grievingstudents.org/

COVID Grief Network https://www.covidgriefnetwork.org/

Heal Grief www.healgrief.org

National Alliance for Grieving Children www.childrengrieve.org

Student Health Services & TimelyMD

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Brought to you by Dr. Stacia Alexander, Caress Adams, CA Students Care and the TimelyMD Team.  To view a recording of this conversation, please click HERE

If you need additional support, CA Students Care is here for you. TalkNow providers are available on-demand 24/7/365 to offer mental health support related to grief, anxiety, relationships and any other troubles you may be experiencing. For more information and frequently asked questions about CA Students Care, visit www.CAStudents.care

Other resources include:


Project Return Peer Support Network Warm Line  The Project Return Peer Support Network Warm Line is a peer-run non-crisis support line where callers can connect with a peer for one-on-one support in a confidential, safe space. 

Los Angeles County's first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and staffed entirely by peers with lived experience.  Peers are available to listen when traditional mental health services are closed. 

The Warm Line is temporarily expanding their hours to extend their services during this time.  Information to connect:

Monday - Friday 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm  &  Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Dial toll-free:

 1-888-448-9777 for English 

 1-888-448-4055 for Spanish 

Want us to call YOU? 

Complete a short form online at http://prpsn.org/support-during-covid-19/ to receive a call back from one of our trained peers. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance   https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Motivational Interviewing Training

Ever wonder how you might help someone resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior?

Five Principles of Motivational Interviewing

  • Express empathy through reflective listening.

  • Develop discrepancy between goals or values and their current behavior.

  • Avoid argument and direct confrontation.

  • Adjust to resistance rather than opposing it directly.

  • Support self-efficacy and optimism.

The training can be accessed here:  



Mental Health and COVID-19: Caring for Others and Yourself in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Presented by Melissa Reeves, Ph.D, NCSP, LCMHC

Associate Professor, Winthrop University

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In order to view the webinar On Demand you will need to:



Eating Healthy

courtesy of

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Cooking with Kassah

Please click on the video link to watch Kassah make an amazing meal with ingredients from the farmers market!




roaster pan with a melody of cooked vegetables





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Dr. Joshua Frendenburg "Leading in a Time of Crisis"  Presentation Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqnJG8hrqoQ&feature=youtu.be

Crisis Text Line Information

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 service to people in crisis.  All via text.  In crisis now?  Text 741741.

Visit the Crisis Text Line @ crisistextline.org



Suicide Prevention Line


Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Resources and Supports 

DMH Covid Outreach








Last updated: June 13, 2022