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‘The best person to advocate for your interests is you’   

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2021

WSU students learned how to advocate for themselves in and out of the classroom during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. Speaking up for oneself is not the same as seeking...

Students encouraged to share ‘snapshot of mental health journey’ for upcoming event

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2021

There is power in sharing one’s own story, and it can be healing. A WSU organization is hosting an event to give 10 to 15 students a platform where they can share a snapshot of their mental health journey. The...

“If our instructors are unable to recognize [mental health], then we're going to have students who continue to suffer in silence,

ASWSU Senators endorse no schoolwork on break days

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor March 4, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed and endorsed a resolution for no assignments to be due on break days established in lieu of the traditional week-long spring break during a meeting Wednesday.  The...

“Oftentimes, you’ll see these types of interventions or reform efforts,” said David Makin, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology. “But they don’t really integrate well into community characteristics.” 

WSU students conduct research on mental health resources

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU criminal justice and criminology graduate and doctoral students are partnering up with the Pullman Police Department to devise a mental health field response program. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins...

Mental health disorders have worsened and in-person care has been less accessible during the pandemic, said Elizabeth Murray, Cougar Health Services peer health educator and senior psychology major. 

Workshop spreads awareness for eating disorders, beauty standards

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief March 1, 2021

Students will host a virtual workshop at 5 p.m. on March 4 to spread awareness about beauty standards following eating disorder awareness week.  The goal of the event is to promote body acceptance,...

“We're all susceptible to struggling,” Cunningham Chilton said. “This isn't something that should have stigma attached to it.” 

‘Bearing witness to other people’s suffering can take its toll’


Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide...

Struggles resulting from the pandemic have also been down-played, and many students do not feel their problems are significant enough to get therapy.

Use of telemental health rises while individuals cope with pandemic

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2021

Telemental health appointments have become a more popular platform for counseling, allowing individuals to overcome personal struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chad Sanders, clinical psychologist...

Those with a secure attachment style often have low anxiety and are less likely to avoid their partners during conflict, said Elizabeth McSpadden, research assistant for Cougar Health Services.

Mental health series discusses attachment styles

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU students learned how people with different attachment styles respond to isolation caused by the pandemic during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. There are four main...

From Feb. 16, 2020, to Feb. 16, 2021, Pullman PD coded three deaths by suicide, 62 attempts and 58 threats.

‘Every statistic is a real person’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention...

The Mental Health Series will cover a wide range of subjects, including features on community members' mental health experiences.

Letter from the Editors: Mental Health Series launches this week

LOREN NEGRON and ABBY DAVIS February 16, 2021

The pandemic has affected everyone differently. It drastically changed our lives, from finances and relationships to employment. Isolation and distance learning are new challenges students must deal with.  We...

“People are experiencing a lot of social isolation, which not only impacts dating relationships but impacts individual well-being,” said Jennah Strathausen, Cougar Health Services doctoral psychology intern.

Mental health series discusses dating safely during COVID-19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

WSU students learned about dating safely during a COVID-19 Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services.  There are no clear rules to dating amid a pandemic. It can be a struggle for...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

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