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Fresh air and sunshine are necessary for Sharlisa Davis to feel her best. Mark Leaper’s mental health also improved with running.

The ties between mental health and running

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Last April, Vicki Leaper’s husband Mark was struggling with his mental health so she set a goal to spend one day of the weekend doing an outdoor activity, regardless of the weather. After outdoor...

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 deputy news 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...

Alana Inlow, CAC board member and WSU sociology doctoral candidate, said a big obstacle with establishing a homeless shelter in Pullman is lack of exposure to the crises.

‘We’re all one bad day away from being homeless’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

*Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show the Family Promise of the Palouse warming shelter was unable to remain operational, not the Community Action Center's. Homelessness affects people...

 “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 reporter 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 reporter 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, Evergreen reporter 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 reporter 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...

College students are really going through that (not) “Summertime sadness” this semester.

LETTER: Spring breakers turn spring broken

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist March 18, 2021

WSU has worked long and hard to keep us all healthy and happy for a year now. We’ve seen the cute signs on the president’s lawn and the play-on-words captions posted on the mirrors in the Chinook and...

Students will now have to pay to park at CHS when using services.

OPINION: Loss of Cougar Health Services free parking is disappointing

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist March 11, 2021

A Twitter post from the ASWSU President on March 1 brought my attention to the fact Cougar Health Services will no longer be offering free parking. ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he thinks the decision...

“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...

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

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter 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...

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