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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Out of state students that are used to different climates are at higher risk of developing symptoms

‘Tis the season to be gloomy

CHLOE EKSTROM, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

During the winter months, when the sky darkens and the temperature drops, the lack of sunlight can cause some people to experience negative emotions. This change in mood could be caused by Seasonal Affective...

All-Campus Senators Jacob Martinez and Kiana Parsi said a major focus for their campaign is representing all students at WSU.

Martinez, Parsi discuss campaign at ASWSU presidential debate

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 7, 2022

All-Campus Senators Jacob Martinez and Kiana Parsi spoke at the March 6 ASWSU presidential debate about their plans if elected as ASWSU president and vice president. Community Outreach Martinez and...

Counseling and Psychological Services began offering Telehealth during the pandemic so students who were not on campus could still access mental health resources.

More students used counseling services in fall compared to pre-pandemic semesters

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief January 19, 2022

Cougar Health Services saw more students last semester than non-pandemics, with mixed reactions about the first in-person classes in a year and a half.  Loren Brown, WSU Counseling and Psychological...

For students feeling stressed at the end of the semester, breathing practices can help regulate the body and bring a sense of calm.

Pass your finals by staying mentally, academically, physically well

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2021

Students can sometimes get so stressed over finals they forget to take care of themselves. This is a guide on how to stay mentally well, academically successful and physically healthy. Mental health...

Disability Action Center NW releases mental health videos to help young people

Disability Action Center NW releases mental health videos to help young people

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer December 6, 2021

Disability Action Center NW in Moscow released four “mental health toolbox” videos to help youth handle anxiety and stress. The videos focus on topics like the importance of self care, maintaining...

Multiple factors can contribute to developing a mental health condition, including predispositions and additional stressors.

Experts offer stress management tips leading into finals

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2021

Effective coping strategies can help students manage the stress of school, especially with finals week approaching. This is a crucial time for students, as 75 percent of all lifetime mental health conditions...

CHS hosts virtual Real Talk Thursdays

CHS hosts virtual Real Talk Thursdays

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter 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, Multimedia editor 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, Evergreen reporter 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 news co-editor 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, Evergreen reporter 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, Editor-in-chief 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...

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