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My experience navigating De Anza’s free mental health care

My experience navigating De Anza’s free mental health care

Annalise Freimarck, News/Features Editor

May 29, 2020

Some of my first memories of anxiety as a kid were trying to fall asleep at night and worrying that my aging grandparents were going to die that night and I could do nothing about it. I would lay in my full size bed surrounded by Disney princess stickers and pastel pink walls, wide awake, worried...

Mental health panel bonds students through shared experiences

Mental health panel bonds students through shared experiences

Leticia Samame, Reporter

May 24, 2020

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, Foothill Psychiatric Services and De Anza Student Health Services held a mental health panel on May 18 discussing students’ personal experiences with mental health, co-hosted by two of Foothill’s counselors, Clifton Der Bing and Lisa Slede. The panel...

Let’s be nice!

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

Advancement of technology has led to easy access to the internet and social media for everyone, which has led to a growing number of cyberbullying cases. According to Kit Smith, marketing writer at Brandwatch, there are 3.725 billion active social media users and an average person spends 142 minut...

New club to promote mental health

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

After losing her mother at 8 and losing her 15-year-old niece to suicide, Sinh Do, 26, psychology major, decided to start a mental health club at De Anza College called Active Minds. Do, who sought treatment for depression, said raising awareness about mental health is one of her main goals in life. ...

Joker: An icon for protesters worldwide

A still from Joker (2019).

Harleen Gill, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Political systems around the world have truly been failing for several decades now. To bring some sort of awareness, a brilliantly thought out form of protest has been inspired from the 2019 psychological thriller, “Joker.” One of the main messages of the “Joker” was to raise awareness about...

Movies based on real life brutal tragedies bring new point of understanding

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Movies based on aggressors behind real-life brutal tragedies should be encouraged by media and distributors as they not only show the aggressors perspective, but also shed light on mental health, abuse, weaponry and other issues that aren’t given enough attention. Films with the lead character as th...

Santa Clara sheriffs’ plan to improve school safety among other issues

Ethan Bennett, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018

On April 26, candidates for sheriff of Santa Clara County tackled questions regarding school safety, gun violence, mental health issues and state immigration policies on campus. Hosted by the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA), sheriff candidates John Hirokawa, Joe La Jeunesse,...