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Dak’s My Quarterback

Dak's My Quarterback

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 15, 2020

Dak Prescott recently captured the hearts of many individuals when he opened up about his mental health struggles with interviewer Graham Bensinger. Prescott explained that he struggled with anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Those feelings were intensified by his brother Jace's death by suicide...

An open letter to Eighmy

An open letter to Eighmy

Mabel Diaz, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA is severely lacking mental health resources for LGTBQ+ students. This dearth of adequate care juxtaposed with the increasingly severe symptoms of students seeking services is not conducive to the university’s success. These statements aren’t news. However, it is more crucial than ever to bring...

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, you’re completely numb. The sun is shining bright and warm today, but you can’t even feel it....

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, will be diagnosed with a mental illness within a year, compared to an illness such as breast canc...