The Daily Eastern News

National Guard students talk Veterans Day

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

Veterans Day is being commemorated all over the country as well as at Eastern, where student National Guard members have various opinions on the holiday. Mackenzie Maslowski, a junior psychology major and Illinois Army National Guard soldier, said Veterans Day provides an opportunity to pay homage t...

Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations

Farmers’ suicide rates, mental health draw conversations

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 27, 2019

Studies show that farmers’ suicide rates have been nearly four times higher than that of the general occupational population, but calculating those rates is extremely difficult and unique to the agricultural profession. While it is a challenge to study farmers’ suicide rates, it is critical in...

BSU talks mental health, lists resources at forum

Bre Celestin, Cultural and Campus Reporter

October 22, 2019

The Black Student Union continued its week by hosting a mental health awareness forum in the Lumpkin Auditorium Tuesday night. BSU President Jay Caver and other executive board members presented a slide show explaining the meaning of mental health and how it affects people. Yolanda Williams, academic...

BSU forum to discuss mentality

Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The Black Student Union will host “Taking My Peace Back! Mental Health Awareness Forum” Tuesday evening in the Lumpkin auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. BSU President Jay Haver will be speaking at the forum as well as other members of the executive board. Attendees will also be allowed to spea...

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 6, 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...

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