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Whole Life Healing Q&A

Whole Life Healing Q&A

Kasandra Parker

November 25, 2019

Q: What type of therapy work do you do? A: I am a licensed professional counselor and provide therapy specifically for young ladies 16 and up and adult women who have experienced trauma in childhood due to abuse and/or neglect. I also focus on helping survivors of sexual abuse, loss through miscarr...

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

November 13, 2019

TEDxSanAntonio held its ninth annual event on Nov. 9. This year’s theme was “re:frame,” which was meant to engender conversations that presented issues from different perspectives. Nine speakers took the stage, covering topics that ranged from recoloring the outdoors to overcoming a creative block. Speaker...

San Antonio to host TEDx

San Antonio to host TEDx

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

The city of San Antonio will be hosting TEDxSanAntonio at the Charlie McCombs Empire Theater Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this event is “re:frame,” where speakers from all over the country will take turns speaking on topics such as psychology, blogging, environmental conservation,...

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...

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Some students often unnecessarily describe themselves as busy to the point of it encompassing their personality. Seemingly never-ending to-do lists, overwhelming course loads and struggling to maintain an active social life can be very trying on one’s mental health and general well-being. Despite your...

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Kat Joseph

October 9, 2019

Perla and Edysa go deep on mental health issues in the premiere episode of the Two Sides podcast.   Hosts- Perla Godoy, Edysa Vazquez Audio and Video- Maha Qadri Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multimedia Editor- Jose Chapa Co-Assistant Mult...

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

Jose Bouquett

October 2, 2019

The coach-player relationship is a bond that a select few individuals get to experience, but the boundaries of that relationship can vary between athletes. The player on the end of the bench, who could lose his scholarship if he does not play at top form, will not be as open about their mental struggles...

Out, loud, and speaking out

Out, loud, and speaking out

Julia Maenius

April 2, 2019

The UTSA organizations Active Minds, Spectrum and Psi Chi hosted a lecture with Adam Sauceda, a cisgender queer male psychologist who specializes in gender-affirmative care for all ages. On March 28, Sauceda lectured on the work he does with the LGBTQ+ community and those who are trying to integrate...

Dear AJ: How can I love myself and my body?

Dear AJ: How can I love myself and my body?

Alejandro Lopez

March 6, 2019

Hello loyal and fellow readers. I hope you are preparing for your week long vacation (Spring Break) or if you work, it’ll just be a normal week, sorry! With Spring Break comes: intoxicated college and sometimes high school students, partying on the beach (weather permitting) and plenty of people showing...

Student government develops videos for mental health

Student government develops videos for mental health

Breahna Luera

February 20, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is putting together a series of mental health videos. The videos, which will include student athletes who share their mental health testimonies, will be posted on social media. Brittany Garcia, SGA President, and SGA’s Student Health Action Committee (SHAC...

Capturing the good, the bad and the truth

Capturing the good, the bad and the truth

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 world… You have to be happy with yourself to put yourself out there,” Pina said referring to using p...

Behavioral Intervention Specialist emphasizes mental health

Behavioral Intervention Specialist emphasizes mental health

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 and support the existing Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). BIT is a multidisciplinary group that ...