Students showing up distracted, stressed and sometimes depressed due to pandemic, social workers say
Students are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic. They’re showing up to school distracted, stressed and sometimes depressed. A program at South San ISD provides the tools to manage emotions and save lives.
UT Teen Health offering free, anonymous mental health help for teenagers
A novel coronavirus pandemic, remote learning, and social unrest in 2021 is creating a high suicide rate that is being considered a national emergency. Now, free mental health help is a click away, tailored for teenagers who are still stinging from the series of blows they were dealt.
San Antonio activists want parallel pilot programs for mental health responses - with, and without police
Having failed to keep police out of a new mental health response team the City of San Antonio will try out beginning next spring, activists want the city to at least give a civilian-centric model a try, too.
South Texas Pride Q&A: Pride Center San Antonio offers mental health services, resources to LGBTQ+ community members, families
Pride Center San Antonio is offering mental health services and other resources to LGBTQ+ community members seeking help. Watch this week's South Texas Pride Q&A to learn more.
Health professionals declare national emergency in children’s mental health
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) are joining together to declare a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health.
Activists want police out of most responses in proposed mental health pilot program
The City of San Antonio is planning to try out a new way of handling mental health calls through a three-person team made up of a clinician, a paramedic, and an SAPD officer. However, some activists want the officers dropped from the responses in almost all cases.
Woman sues BCSO, University Health over lithium overdose that occurred at jail, left her in coma
A San Antonio woman with a mental illness claims she nearly died while in Bexar County Sheriff’s Office custody late last year after suffering a lithium overdose at the jail, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month.
Normalizing mental health: ‘I know there’s this whole, ‘Well, pick yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality, but it’s very old school’
The smile on full display from Simone Biles said it all: The U.S. superstar stuck the landing on her balance beam routine, her face lit up, and all at once, she embodied pure joy, a seventh Olympic medal, and likely some relief, having the weight of the world off her back, at least for a few minutes.
Normalizing mental health: ‘If Simone Biles got coronavirus, this would be a completely different talk’
Therapy gave Danielle Gomez the tools she needed to navigate a particularly hard chapter in her life, after both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer within six months of one another; she suffered a miscarriage; and then got pregnant again.
Strug pushed through, Simone stood firm -- why is there any debate as to which is more heroic?
Even if you haven’t been watching the Olympic Games like a hawk, you’ve likely heard the biggest news of the week: Gymnast Simone Biles, who is widely regarded as the greatest of all time, withdrew from the women’s team contest after her first rotation on the vault Tuesday, and then pulled out from the individual all-around competition the following day.
New federal law addresses stigma keeping medical professionals from getting mental health help
Medical professionals have one goal – help the patient. A lot of times that includes tending to their patient's mental health, but what about taking care of themselves and their own mental health? A range of providers admit, it's rare.
‘I was in such good health.’ From the top of her game to a paralyzing stroke -- how this journalist made the comeback of a lifetime.
Kristen Aguirre, by all accounts, did everything right: She wanted to deliver the news, and work as a storyteller, especially for underserved communities -- and after college, she landed TV jobs in Quincy, Illinois; Flint, Michigan; and then Denver, working as a reporter and anchor. It seemed like nothing could stop her. Until she was blindsided by a ischemic stroke that hit the motor strip of her brain.
Balcones Heights PD adds full-time chaplain, therapist to prioritize mental health
When tragedy struck the Balcones Heights Police Department in February, it became clear to the police chief that mental health should be a bigger priority. So he brought on a full time volunteer chaplain as well as a therapist.
It’s vital to talk about mental health. KSAT invites you to a town hall with local experts on May 26 at 7 p.m.
During the town hall, we will explore the impacts of mental health and wellness this year and beyond. We’ll also be answering mental health and wellness questions that you can submit ahead of time.
#5YearOldSelfie has to be the purest, most beautiful social media movement
"We all have negative thoughts sometimes and tell ourselves unkind things," members of the group said in a video on its Twitter page. "But how we speak to ourselves affects who we believe we are ... Be kind to yourself with #5YearOldSelfie you deserve it!" The group began the movement with a simple tweet, and it began taking the internet by storm in all the best ways. Don't let fear of embarrassment hold you back. Dont let being bullied define you2.