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Suicide awareness month

Editorial Board and Katrina Clements September 19, 2018

 September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when people honor lost loved ones and promote awareness of the severity of suicidal thoughts and ideation. Suicidal thoughts are a form of intrusive...

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...

We’re allowed to feel overwhelmed

Leah Feneley September 27, 2017

My alarm goes off at the same time every morning. I am prepared to stop it without hesitation. I spent the entire night just thinking, worrying. Nothing is wrong, but nothing is right either. I am so...

National Recovery Month: Addiction and recovery

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David Wenske September 20, 2017

Addiction comes in various forms, but it does not discount the importance of recovery for the affected students. Although the Center for Collegiate Recovery’s (CCR) membership has remained relatively...

National Recovery Month: Mental health

Danielle Throneberry September 20, 2017

Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors “National Recovery Month.” The month-long observance serves to bolster awareness of mental and substance...

Film ‘No Letting Go’ sheds light on mental illness

Poster for suicide awareness. Photo by Raquel Zuniga
Raquel Zuniga January 25, 2017

As we enter 2017, our society is becoming more open to different topics with ourselves and each other, but unfortunately, we still stigmatize mental health illness. One in five people, male and female,...

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...

Why is it “cute” to have a mental illness?

Why is it
paisano.online1 May 4, 2016

There is a current trend in pop culture that it is seen as enthralling/nonchalant/romantic to have a mental illness of some sort — namely depression and anxiety. I cannot log onto Twitter, Tumblr, or...

Meditation, man

Meditation, man
Alyssa Gonzales May 4, 2016

At one point or another, everyone has heard that meditation is good for emotional and mental health. Whether it’s from an Instagram post of a girl on the beach or from the weird spiritual guru in the...

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