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Struggles resulting from the pandemic have also been down-played, and many students do not feel their problems are significant enough to get therapy.

Use of telemental health rises while individuals cope with pandemic

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2021

Telemental health appointments have become a more popular platform for counseling, allowing individuals to overcome personal struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chad Sanders, clinical psychologist...

Those with a secure attachment style often have low anxiety and are less likely to avoid their partners during conflict, said Elizabeth McSpadden, research assistant for Cougar Health Services.

Mental health series discusses attachment styles

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU students learned how people with different attachment styles respond to isolation caused by the pandemic during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. There are four main...

From Feb. 16, 2020, to Feb. 16, 2021, Pullman PD coded three deaths by suicide, 62 attempts and 58 threats.

‘Every statistic is a real person’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story is part of the news section’s Mental Health Series and contains themes of suicide and other mental health issues. If you need help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention...

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...

Hospital discusses visitor guidelines, mental health

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners discussed new guidelines for hospital visitors of terminal patients, the current financial status of the hospital and COVID-19 effects on mental health...

“Mental health is important, but there's not really a way around this right now,” said first-year microbiology major Sydney Cadwell.

‘This too shall pass’

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

A WSU student said the coronavirus pandemic caused everyone to miss out on key events in their lives, but it is an experience individuals will be able to relate to in the future. “We’re a part of...

“The idea behind it is that because we have no physical help desk to go to, having a place that students can just click on a link … and then be directed to all these different resources,” said Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic affairs.

Resource portal under development

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 28, 2021

Students might have the opportunity to access mental health, food insecurity and academic resources in a portal available through Blackboard and Canvas. Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic...

Donaldson said he wanted to show people that no matter how dark one's situation gets, it will always get better.

Former WSU athlete and NBA All-Star shares struggle with mental health

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

James Donaldson, WSU alum and NBA All-Star, started writing a book last year that focused on his mental health journey. Donaldson played for the Seattle SuperSonics, the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas...

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...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he is working with leaders in the Student Government Council to try to reduce the $60 graduation fee.

ASWSU’s spring semester goals to focus on students’ mental health during pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 21, 2021

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen discussed plans to develop a portal for students to file sexual assault reports as part of his focus on students’ mental health for the spring during a meeting Wednesday. Cohen...

Finals, coronavirus stress and student life have all conspired to make student burnout even more prevalent than before.

OPINION: Beware of student burnout

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

Just opening my laptop to begin this column took quite a bit out of me, I won’t lie. Many breaks were required. I rewarded myself for every line I wrote … the typical just-get-through-the-finish-line...

Three students used district-issued computers to look up how to harm themselves. Computer activity is monitored.

Elementary school students struggle with mental health amid pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

Three students at Sunnyside Elementary School recently used district-issued computers to look up how to harm themselves.  The searches occurred in October. Pam Brantner, principal of Sunnyside Elementary...

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