The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Normalize students prioritizing their mental health

Normalize students prioritizing their mental health

Kari Craddock, Columnist September 13, 2021

In the last decade, chronic absenteeism, missing 10 percent or more of the school days in an academic year, has put approximately 6.5 million students from the ages six to 24 at risk of failure. Some...

Being sick of home, a talk of mental illness

Being sick of home, a talk of mental illness

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist August 31, 2021

Currently, I’m sitting in my bedroom in my hometown of Decatur, IL. My walls are still pink and green, accented with a light yellow on various parts of the room. My dresser is sitting in the same place...

Senate reminds students about voter registration

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor February 13, 2020

Student Senate gave updates on the voter registration events, mental health events and the Student Senate election at its meeting Wednesday night. The “EIU Votes” tabling event will be held Feb....

National Guard students talk Veterans Day

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter November 11, 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...

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...

BSU talks mental health, lists resources at forum

Bre Celestin, Cultural and Campus Reporter October 23, 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...

BSU forum to discuss mentality

Staff Report October 22, 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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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