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Active Minds brings attention to eating disorders during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Active Minds brings attention to eating disorders during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 27, Active Minds hosted Licensed Professional Counselor Jamie Mershon and her friend Lauren Walls, who has struggled with an eating disorder, to speak about eating disorders. The event followed the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) “Come as You Are” theme for this year’s...

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Active Minds hosted the Send Silence Packing exhibit on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sombrilla for destigmatizing mental health and bringing awareness to the issue of college suicide. The exhibit featured 1,100 backpacks donated from friends and family members of people lost to suicide. The backpacks...

#MeToo in academia

Cristal Martinez, president of student psyche association, speaks during the “#MeToo: A Conversation about Sexual Harassment in Academia” event on April 12. 
Photo courtesy of Alejandro Lopez

Alejandro Lopez

April 17, 2018

UTSA hosts panel on sexual harassment at universities The Student Psychology Association and Active Minds hosted a panel discussion, consisting of faculty and students, about the #MeToo Movement and sexual harassment in academia. Students and faculty gathered in the SU Denman Ballroom last Thursday, A...

Paisano Podcast: Active Minds

Ricardo Rodriguez

November 22, 2016

In this podcast, Ricardo speaks with Melina Acosta, the president of UTSA's chapter of Active Minds. We discuss mental health, depression, and the stigma associated with mental health in college. Links to get involved with Active Minds: Active Minds at UTSA- utsa.collegiatelink.net/organization/…veminds/about Active Minds Web...