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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Counseling and Psychological Services began offering Telehealth during the pandemic so students who were not on campus could still access mental health resources.

More students used counseling services in fall compared to pre-pandemic semesters

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Copy Chief January 19, 2022

Cougar Health Services saw more students last semester than non-pandemics, with mixed reactions about the first in-person classes in a year and a half.  Loren Brown, WSU Counseling and Psychological...

CAPS and Palouse River Counseling offer mental health resources for students who are struggling with anything, including the recent shooting in Pullman.

Pullman mental health resources help students following shooting

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter September 26, 2021

For students struggling with the shooting that occurred over the weekend — or anything else — there are mental health professionals available to help. CAPS The first step at Counseling and Psychological...

A student walks past the Cougar Health Services psychological department on the south side of campus.

Cougar Health Services opens availability for first-time appointments

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Copy Chief September 12, 2021

Students are seeking help in Pullman for mental health issues as in-person classes resume this school year.  Counseling and Psychological Services at Cougar Health Services received a higher number...

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, Copy Chief 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...

Palouse River Counseling provides crisis debriefs for first responders and gives feedback to Pullman Public Schools to help both teachers and students.

Palouse River Counseling shares COVID-19 mental health impacts

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

Mike Berney, Palouse River Counseling executive director, spoke to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on March 8 about the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Washington is in the bottom third in...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet officers and provide feedback.

Mental health will be center of discussion during police advisory meeting

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief March 3, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will tackle discussions on mental health and will provide updates concerning the Pullman Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy during its virtual monthly meeting...

“Were all susceptible to struggling,” Cunningham Chilton said. “This isnt something that should have stigma attached to it.” 

‘Bearing witness to other people’s suffering can take its toll’


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...

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...

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

Local clinics offer telemedicine to patients

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 30, 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...

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