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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 managing editor 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 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...

Practicing the Pause is a program that teaches individuals to “cope, calm and care” when overcome by an emotional response.

‘Living well is the best way to live’

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor March 30, 2021

The Whitman County Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Task Force is using a new crisis program called “Practicing the Pause” to help youths and adults cope with feelings and difficult situations. This...

“When it's in the middle of the week, we still have so much homework to do,” said Lesley Arceo, first-year nutrition and exercise physiology major. “So we're just going to be using it for work anyway.”

Mental health days not same as spring break

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor March 18, 2021

Two WSU students discussed the importance of having spring break to take time off from school, after WSU administrators decided to separate spring break to multiple break days. “I’m working from...

Sleep disturbances can impact memory and decision making because the part of the brain responsible for processing memory is uniquely susceptible to damage.

Mental health series discusses sleep deprivation

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor March 12, 2021

WSU students learned how sleep deprivation impacts wellbeing and performance in class during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. Sleep deprivation is neurotoxic, which means...

“The reality is nothing ever happens according to the book,” said Residence Life director Brandon Brackett. “There’s a little bit of improvisation, but the starting framework is there for us to identify and then connect [residents] with bigger resources on campus.”

Residence Life staff reflect on mental health training

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Mental health training prepared resident advisers and residence life staff to deal with hard situations involving students. Former Regents RA Hailey Chamberlain said RA training happens over a two-week...

Palouse River Counseling provides crisis debriefs for first responders and gives feedback to Pullman Public Schools to help both teachers and students.

Palouse River Counseling shares COVID-19 mental health impacts

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

Mike Berney, Palouse River Counseling executive director, spoke to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on March 8 about the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Washington is in the bottom third in...

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

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor 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 managing 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...

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