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 student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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 23, 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...

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 23, 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...

From September 2020-21, Pullman PD responded to 67 suicide-related reports, three of which resulted in death. WSU PD expereienced fewer reports than Pullman PD because of a lack of students on campus.

Pullman PD responds to bulk of suicide-related reports

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2021

From Sept. 1, 2020, to Sept. 1, 2021, Pullman Police Department received 67 reports relating to suicide. Jake Opgenorth, Pullman PD Operations Cmdr., said three reports relating to suicide resulted...

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 16, 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...

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said the month of May has been a time to bring awareness to mental health.

City Council appoints new public works director, discusses mental health

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter May 19, 2021

Pullman City Council appointed a new public works director and discussed rising suicide attempt rates during their meeting Tuesday night.  Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said Shawn Kohtz will replace...

 “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...

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...

Mental health disorders have worsened and in-person care has been less accessible during the pandemic, said Elizabeth Murray, Cougar Health Services peer health educator and senior psychology major. 

Workshop spreads awareness for eating disorders, beauty standards

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor March 1, 2021

Students will host a virtual workshop at 5 p.m. on March 4 to spread awareness about beauty standards following eating disorder awareness week.  The goal of the event is to promote body acceptance,...

The Mental Health Series will cover a wide range of subjects, including features on community members mental health experiences.

Letter from the Editors: Mental Health Series launches this week

LOREN NEGRON and ABBY DAVIS February 16, 2021

The pandemic has affected everyone differently. It drastically changed our lives, from finances and relationships to employment. Isolation and distance learning are new challenges students must deal with.  We...

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