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Brenda Pina stands on the other side of the lens.
Mark Joseph Leon January 30, 2019

Brenda Pina, 30, is a photographer for San Antonio Magazine and was invited to speak at one of DreamWeek’s DreamHour Speaker Series. “You make [art] for yourself until you decide to share it with the...

Behavioral Intervention Specialist emphasizes mental health

Mental health prominent among college students.
Alejandro Lopez January 30, 2019

  Roseanne McSweeney began her role as UTSA’s new behavioral intervention specialist in public safety on May 1. Being a part of President Eighmy’s strategic plan, the role was created to formalize...

Professor explores mental health among college students

College student stressed while on laptop
Ryan Houston-Dial November 14, 2018

According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), college students are showing a significant rise in diagnosed mental health conditions, increasing the possibility of hindering academic success....

Be a man and take care of your health

Man crying
Editorial Board and Kenyatta Battle November 14, 2018

Men: are three times more likely to commit suicide, six million men suffer from depression (with the majority of male depression cases going undiagnosed), and one-in-nine men will be diagnosed with prostate...

The pursuit to perfection

Photo of a person experiencing depression.
Ethan Pham April 24, 2018

College is meant to be a place of education, growth and learning. What happens far too often is the overwhelming pressure to succeed in college leads to severe issues that affect many students across campuses...

Mental health in the mind of a college student

Graphic of a brain filled with stressor words like work, relationships, and exam.
Natalie Hollenbeck March 30, 2018

Millennials have become the butt of baby-boomers’ jokes. Millenials have been on the receiving end of intentional attacks over workplace-readiness. Baby-boomers feel that millennials are entitled and...

Suicide by police

Kade Davis October 4, 2017

On the evening of Sept. 16, Scout Schultz created a disruption with a multi-tool knife on the Georgia Tech campus. When the police arrived, Schultz pleaded with one of them to shoot and kill Schultz; one...

Your insults could be their end

Project Semicolon is a nonprofit
that a has a focus on anti-suicide
initiatives. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Kimiya Factory September 20, 2017

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. But they do. Words have a way of cutting so deep that one could argue verbal insults heal much slower than a physical blow. Imagine this,...

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...

De-stigmatizing depression will save lives

Editorial staff October 5, 2016

For some people, depression feels like putting on a playlist of their 100 favorite songs, only to skip each one because nothing sounds right. For others, it’s sitting down to their favorite meal but...

The art of being a hot mess

The art of being a hot mess
Jade Cuevas May 4, 2016

College is hard. Schoolwork, student organizations, social life, romantic relationships, career possibilities, finances, friendships, apartment life — balancing all of these aspects of college life can...

(COMMENTARY) Depression: You’re never alone

(COMMENTARY) Depression: You're never alone
Ricardo Rodriguez May 4, 2016

It’s time to change the dialogue of depression. There is a stigma that depression is a choice, or that you can simply “snap out of it” like a bad dream. But the solution is much more complex because...

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