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There are many reasons why students visit Counseling Services; anxiety is often one of them. Students frequently come to me after having received a whole host of mixed messages. Most are aware of the rising national prevalence of anxiety among college students. As a result, they receive messages about “self-care” and “making mental health a priority.” On the other hand, students are told to expect anxiety, to tolerate it and — for some — to...

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The room is silent, and you’re left alone with your ominous thoughts. You’re religious, so you call out to God or Allah, the Buddha’s wisdom or the Hindu deities. You trust in their greatness and for good reasoning, too; they’ve helped you navigate through the monstrous waves of life. Yet, your mental health is deteriorating, no matter how much you call out to them. It isn’t because they don’t want to help you, rather because...

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I am in the Class of 2019, but I first came to Trinity in 2011. I was out of school for several years due to mental and physical health issues. I wish that I could say I left as soon as I noticed something going on with me, but that is not the case. I knew that things weren’t right, but I was always so confident that I was going to get myself under control....

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During the fall 2017 semester, 64 percent of Counseling Services student clients were female. This is the same percentage given in the Center for Collegiate Mental Health’s 2017 Annual Report. While the university has a relatively equal gender ratio — 53 percent of students are female, and 47 percent are male — women are more likely to go to Counseling Services. A reason for this may be cultural stigma against men seeking help with managing mental...

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Grace Cline spent three full semesters at Trinity, and she liked it here for the most part. She had great friends, she appreciated her professors and how much they cared about her as an individual, she was a member of the Jewish Student Association (JSA) and she even found a way to incorporate her passion for rock climbing into her San Antonio life. She had plans to join a sorority. She expected her psychology degree would...

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Two weeks. Just two more weeks of class, then reading days, and then it’s finals season. Then, finally, the spring semester will draw to a close, and we’ll get to relax and enjoy the summer break. That relaxation couldn’t come sooner. This moment in the academic calendar is one of the most stressful: Job and internship deadlines approach, class projects and term papers are due, and soon-to-be spring graduates had better be lining up some...

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On Saturday, March 24, I participated in March For Our Lives along with members of Trinity Progressives and other members of the Trinity community. MFOL was pioneered by Parkland students activists such as Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg to protest gun violence and commemorate the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. Overall, the march was a positive experience. San Antonio citizens came together, holding signs with slogans like “Books Not Bullets” and “Make America Safe Again.” Some people were...