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

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 thinking that anyone can have without being depressed.       Suicidal ideation is when those in...

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 officer ultimately complied. From there, Georgia Tech students protested, and this became yet another...