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OPINION: Support students with anxiety

Anxiety affects millions around the world — it's time to come together in support of those sufferers.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

October 20, 2020

Ever since I was diagnosed with anxiety, it has been a struggle personally to find methods to deal with it, but it has also been hard due to the fact that I have felt invalidated by many. When I tell someone that I have anxiety, they usually say something like “get over it” or “don’t think...

OPINION: Create art to improve mental health

Making and creating art helps with anxiety, and provides a productive outlet for mental health issues.

LAUREN PETTIT, Evergreen columnist

October 20, 2020

With the condition of the world these past few months, it has been difficult for many to get through the stress of day-to-day life. Many people that already struggle with their mental health might be having it worse lately. One of the most satisfying and rewarding things that can be done at any time...

Mental health series event focuses on allyship, social media

Allies may find it difficult to challenge people who hold views that do not align with social justice movements, a Cougar Health Services intern said.


October 16, 2020

In this week's Real Talk Thursday, a mental health series hosted by Cougar Health Services, a doctoral psychology intern spoke about how to be an ally to marginalized groups and the role social media plays in that.  Allyship helps the advancement of individuals who hold a marginalized identity ...

OPINION: Self-care is important

Self-care and mental health are just as important as physical health.


October 14, 2020

Midterms are almost over, which means students should remember that self-care is important. Whether it be listening to music or making time to rest and relax, it is essential in order to recharge our capsules to perform better in our daily lives. “If you don’t take care of yourself, you lose your...

WSU extension office helps farmers overcome suicide, mental health issues

From 2016 to 2019, three suicides occurred among members of Skagit County’s agricultural industry.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2020

When Bob Engle witnessed his father experience clinical depression, Engle knew he did not want to venture on the same road his father walked on. “It’s just my own recognition to not let depression ruin my life,” said Engle, a farmer from Whidbey Island.  This year has been difficult because of the ...

OPINION: Hiking improves mental health

It's important to get out and get exercise, not just for physical health, but for mental health as well.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

October 6, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, more people have been experiencing mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I have depression and anxiety, and COVID-19 has definitely worsened both. One way that I try to combat these issues is by walking and hiking. I’ve always loved hiking, and I think...

OPINION: Normalize having emotional support animals

Students with emotional support animals deserve to have their experience normalized.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Last year at my previous college, my roommate had an emotional support dog. When everyone on the dorm floor found out, all they wanted to do was pet and play with him. They did not realize that the dog was there for a purpose: to help my roommate. Mah-E-Noor Baloch, junior biology major, said she...

OPINION: Coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health

Mental health issues are some of the lesser-known side effects of a stressful worldwide pandemic.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2020

As of June, around 40.9 percent of people in the U.S. are reporting at least one mental or behavioral health condition since the start of the pandemic. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to figure out how all sides of this pandemic have effects on citizens and their mental health. ...

‘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 13, 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 Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

Local hospital offers videos on mental health amid pandemic

Seven videos about mental health are available on Pullman Regional Hospital's YouTube channel.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital is showcasing a video series that draws attention to the effects of COVID-19 on people’s mental health. The “Mental Health Impact of COVID-19” series covers topics that everyone can relate to, including sleep, day-to-day brain health, medical care, adult and pediatric factors, and impacts on WSU operations, said Chad Sanders,...

Local clinics offer telemedicine to patients

Pullman Regional Hospital's primary care clinic, which includes Pullman family medicine and Palouse pediatrics behavioral health, are offering telemedicine services due to COVID-19.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Palouse River Counseling, Pullman Regional Hospital and WSU’s Cougar Health Services offer telemedicine services due to COVID-19.  Megan Guido, Pullman Regional Hospital chief marketing and community relations officer, said telemedicine is utilized through video or telephone where patients can...

CAPS psychologists offer telemental health services for students

Counseling and Psychological Services psychologists are using Zoom and phone calls to speak to patients. One licensed psychologist suggests people should form a routine to help them become productive.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

The Counseling and Psychological Services under Cougar Health Services is offering telemental, or remote, health resources to WSU students who are still in Washington state. Loren Brown, associate director at Counseling and Psychological Services, said CAPS can help those who are currently out of state to c...

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