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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

The battle against mental illness and eating disorders can be exhausting, but its a fight worth having.

Journey to self-love, self-acceptance

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor September 22, 2021

“Oh my gosh, did you lose weight? You look amazing!” Indeed I did lose weight. But not in a healthy way.  Hi, my name is Sandi, and I am a survivor and fighter of an eating disorder caused...

Saving a life can be done in many ways: embracing them, listening to them and reminding them how loved and beautiful they are.

Remember to say ‘I love you’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 22, 2021

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Spokane FaVS. It took only three words to save a life. “I love you.” September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As I reflect...

For some, depression might be a short-term occurrence like a bad cough. For others, it’s a chronic battle.

Battling against the monster inside me

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter, columnist September 22, 2021

It’s not as bad as you think. Things will get better if you keep waiting. Maybe things aren’t better because you’re not doing enough. Perhaps nothing can be done to change your situation and you...

Letter from the editor: Ending the stigma

Letter from the editor: Ending the stigma

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 22, 2021

As I type this brief article, I cannot help but be amazed by the amount of energy and time the Evergreen staff invested into this week’s print edition. Editors spent many hours...

When Evergreen reporter Alexandria Osborne moved to Pullman for the first time when the pandemic hit, she lived alone and experienced loneliness, which negatively impacted her mental health.

Friends are good support system during dark days

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

I have been struggling with suicidal thoughts and self-harm since I was a freshman in high school. Since then, I have been working to find different ways to avoid ending it all when things get bad.  A...

It took Molly Wilk 19 years to seek help — from attending therapy to  learning how to combat her panic attacks and depressive episodes.

‘I thank the stars we are strong enough to beat this’

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

I wanted to center this story on my experiences with imposter syndrome. And even as I sit down to write this, I tell myself that my story is not important enough, loud enough, impactful enough.  I...

Editor-in-chief Loren Negron (left) and Managing Editor Sandi Kobiesa (right) plan for next weeks edition.

Letter from the editor: Evergreen tackles suicide prevention, mental health

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 15, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Month. This month is about raising awareness, spreading hope and ending stigmas surrounding suicide and mental health. As I reflected on this month’s theme, I worked...

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