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STAFF EDITORIAL: Think of college mental health

Staff Editorial

October 14, 2019

Mental health has historically been a subject people do not focus on enough. So it’s great to hear that Student Body President Carson Gordon has an initiative to spread awareness this week at Eastern. In an Oct. 10 article from The Daily Eastern News, we reported that the senate would partner with the a...

Semicolon project teaches suicide awareness

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 18, 2019

The general rate of suicide in the U.S. hit a peak of 14 out of 100,000 standard population from the years 1999 to 2017, which is why organizations like the Semicolon Project exist. The Semicolon Project is a suicide awareness nonprofit which uses the semicolon punctuation mark as a symbol for preventi...

Mental health first aid training available Saturday

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

Eastern is offering a free mental health first aid training session this weekend for those who pre-register. According to research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the second leading cause of death in people between the ages of 10 and 35 in 2017. Since 2008, the Natio...

SBL talks mental health, stressors for college students

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Lisa Ballinger, a social worker clinic specialist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System's Psychiatry and Counseling Unit, said the emotional wellbeing of college students is a growing concern in our rapidly changing and socially driven society. She said for many students, leaving for college also means...

Prioritize health as much as school

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

April 16, 2019

With finals around the corner and presentations and projects due in a few weeks, don’t forget to relax. These past two weeks have been killer. I have four presentations in one week coming up, and I just want to remind everyone, including myself, to relax. Prioritizing your biggest projects first is...

UB to hold de-stressing events for mental health awareness

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 15, 2019

Students can de-stress and cultivate good mental health by attending any of University Board’s upcoming Mental Health Week events. On Tuesday, UB and the Health Education Resource Center are presenting “Take Charge of Your Mental Health” from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Charleston/Mattoon Room...

Take a break before you break down

Staff Editorial

February 7, 2019

It’s no secret; college students are stressed out. There’s a lot of pressure put on us, and there’s a lot of pressure we put on ourselves, to excel in classes, find jobs soon after graduation, pay our bills and loans quickly and dedicate whatever time we have left to having some semblance of a so...

Take care of yourself

Staff Editoral

September 17, 2018

Although it’s only the middle of September, it already feels like December. Many of us, especially those of us on the News staff, are fatigued and physically and mentally drained.   We acknowledge that we are not the only ones who feel like throwing in the towel.   In fact, knowing that ma...

Mental health in focus

September 10, 2018

As the country observed National Suicide Prevention Day yesterday, we at The Daily Eastern News kept in mind, just like we always have, the importance of suicide prevention. Depression, anxiety, loneliness and other issues are all factors in what drives a person to consider suicide. We at The Daily...

Mental illness is serious

Staff Editorial

September 3, 2018

There’s a silent killer rampaging throughout the world right now. It creeps in, or lays dormant, until it starts making life unbearable and unbelievably difficult. That ‘killer’ is mental illness, and we are all the victims. Despite the fact it is 2018 and we live in a modern, socially progressive world,...

Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor

February 27, 2017

Fall snuggles and late night bonfire season has passed, Christmas lights and holiday movie marathons have come and gone, New Years kisses have dissipated and Valentine’s flowers rotting in the garbage and chocolates are sitting comfortably right above where your favorite pants rest. This time of year...

Editorial: Inmates deserve proper mental health treatment

Staff Editorial

September 13, 2016

When 55 percent of male inmates and 73 percent of female inmates have a mental illness in the U.S., according to The Atlantic, The News believes proper health care should be provided for those with a mental illness. The two most common mental illnesses for inmates are depression and bipolar disorder...

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