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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...

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Illustration by Amber Chin
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...

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...

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

Photo by  Lindsey Thomas
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...

Out, loud, and speaking out

Psychologist Adam Sauceda assists LGBTQ+ members immerse in so-ciety and helps cisgender individuals become allies.
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...

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

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7
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...

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...

Capturing the good, the bad and the truth

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...

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...

I dare you to jump: ditching social media

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Rebecca Saenz October 18, 2018

A few years ago, I deleted all of my social media, and doing so changed everything. Now I benefit from sharper focus, increased productivity, calmness, social confidence, and sense of self. I astonish...

Big Sis Advice: Mental Health

women wearing red lipstick and holding a pen
Kimiya Factory September 27, 2018

Sadly, a growing trend I see is the throwing around of a term coined “mental health,” making the topic a redundant cliché. Like many important topics thrown around on today’s social media, the importance...

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