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Start of semester brings mental health concerns

Start of semester brings mental health concerns
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Students are returning from winter break this year with more mental health issues than normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aurora Brinkman, clinical psychology graduate student, said she...

Ask Emma: I’m stressed about finals

If finals has you stressed, this week's Ask Emma is made just for you.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Dear Emma, I am super stressed for finals weeks — way more stressed than I normally am for finals. I think it’s a combination of online learning and just existing during a global pandemic. My classes...

Ask Emma: I lost all my motivation

As students log into Zoom again this week for classes, Emma sheds light on how to maintain momentum to finish out the semester.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

Dear Emma, I had a really relaxing Thanksgiving break, but now I don’t have the motivation to do my classwork. I lost all the momentum I had going into the break, so now I’m worried about finishing...

Ask Emma: I failed a test

No one likes to see an F on a test, paper or assignment. However, Emma has some tips on how to bounce back from a not-so-desirable grade.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 11, 2020

Dear Emma, I just got a test grade back and found out I failed … hard. I’ve never failed a test before, and I don’t know what to do. This kind of feels like the end of the world, or maybe just...

Ask Emma: I need a better work-life balance

Finding the right balance between school, work and personal time is hard. Emma tackles this topic by suggesting people to intentionally set certain hours to relax and unwind.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 16, 2020

Dear Emma,  I'm really struggling to maintain my work-life boundaries, and I’m not really sure the best way to go about fixing that. It's pretty much impossible to take a day off from my job, although...

‘This will help … people to develop a stronger sense of self’

Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.
JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter July 12, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College...

Workouts, wellness during quarantine

Exercising at home is different from what some gym rats might be used to. For others, maybe quarantine is a chance to get into fitness. Regardless, here are some tips for self-directed success.
HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2020

Friends, I know this quarantine sucks. We’ve been stuck inside our houses with limited contact to people and the outside world, and who would have thought it was going to be as hard as it is? But...

Mental health care stigma and resources in Pullman

Mental health care stigma and resources in Pullman
RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter April 6, 2020

Though changes are occurring, many people still experience stigma connected to mental health issues and attending therapy. “We know from research that there is a stigma toward people with psychological...

Mental health during self-isolation: A guide

It can be hard to keep your mental health in check when you can't see friends. Here are some things to help.
HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2020

Quarantine sounded like a great idea at the time. Now, a week has passed and students are becoming increasingly agitated and stressed. Mental health is declining and school persists. Washington State,...

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