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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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CHS hosts virtual Real Talk Thursdays

CHS hosts virtual Real Talk Thursdays

CALLIE GERBER October 13, 2021

Cougar Health Services is hosting Real Talk Thursdays this semester through Zoom from 1:30-2 p.m. The Oct. 14 Real Talk Thursday’s topic is “let’s take a mid-semester breather,” according to...

Charly Plinski is a second-year student and first-year RA.

Training prepares RAs to handle crises

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

WSU’s resident advisers are trained to handle a variety of possible crises that may arise within a residence hall. RAs return to WSU for two weeks of training before students start moving onto campus...

Anyone who is concerned about a student or other WSU affiliate can submit a referral through the Student Care Network.

Network provides resources for students

CALLIE GERBER September 30, 2021

Faculty, staff and others can refer anyone they are concerned about to the Student Care Network, a program designed to provide resources for WSU students. Students can exhibit a variety of behaviors...

Students who need crisis support outside of normal business hours can call the 24-hour crisis support hotline at 509-335-2159.

Help is available for students through 24-hour crisis line

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2021

WSU’s 24-hour crisis support hotline specializes in helping students who are facing mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and other psychological dilemmas — with call takers answering over...

CAPS and Palouse River Counseling offer mental health resources for students who are struggling with anything, including the recent shooting in Pullman.

Pullman mental health resources help students following shooting

CALLIE GERBER September 27, 2021

For students struggling with the shooting that occurred over the weekend — or anything else — there are mental health professionals available to help. CAPS The first step at Counseling and Psychological...

Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers gets final say about a persons cause of death.

‘Privileged work’: Whitman County coroners always on call for unexpected deaths

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2021

Annie Pillers' job as Whitman County coroner has made her a better person in the long run because — despite working with unexpected deaths — she tries to maintain a positive attitude about life and...

CAPS sees roughly 2,000 students every year, or 10 percent of WSU Pullman’s student population.

Psychology Clinic, CAPS work with community to improve mental health

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

The WSU Psychology Clinic and Counseling and Psychological Services offer many mental health resources to students and members of the community. CAPS sees roughly 2,000 students every year, or 10 percent...

A student walks past the Cougar Health Services psychological department on the south side of campus.

Cougar Health Services opens availability for first-time appointments

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2021

Students are seeking help in Pullman for mental health issues as in-person classes resume this school year.  Counseling and Psychological Services at Cougar Health Services received a higher number...

A 2018 survey conducted by Cougar Health Promotion reported 88 percent of WSU undergraduate students felt overwhelmed by their workload and 62 percent felt overwhelming anxiety.

Mental health pass for students in the works

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 29, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed a resolution during a meeting Wednesday calling for the creation of a standardized pass issued by WSU Counseling and Psychological Services to prevent academic penalizations...

 “Open heart, mind and sole” is the main theme of the event and everyone is welcome to attend. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19.

Second annual mental health 5K to be held virtually

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor April 8, 2021

The Latah Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting the second annual walk for mental illness May 1-8.  The first walk was held in person in 2019 and was a huge success, said event coordinator Jensen Southwick....

Pullman PD considered creating the officer wellness app for the past few years but could not fund the project until recently.

Pullman PD launches officer wellness app

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor April 7, 2021

The Pullman Police Department partnered with the company Cordico to develop a new officer wellness app, which launched at the end of last month. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department’s...

Hailey Basaraba and Anna Engle, registered nurses at Pullman Regional Hospital, said one of the greatest struggles they have faced is keeping up with the changing protocols within the medical community. 

PRH nurses reflect on pandemic

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a difficult year for everyone, but healthcare workers like those at Pullman Regional Hospital have endured extreme levels of stress. Now that the end is in sight, many...

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