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

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

Katja Benz, Columnist January 11, 2022

Holidays are the worst. From the stress of buying presents to the family gatherings, holidays can reek of stress and unhappiness. Social media never makes breaks any easier. All everybody sees is a...

COLUMN: Why we’re lonely and what we can do about it

COLUMN: Why we’re lonely and what we can do about it

Ian Palacios, Columnist December 7, 2021

Over the course of the past two years, social isolation has increased as a result of our attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19. An unfortunate outcome of this is an increase in loneliness. Before...

Faculty Senate Chair, Todd Bruns opens the Faculty Senate meeting with the executive reports at Tuesday afternoon. This meeting, the Senate talked about the recent mental health days and the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

Faculty Senate talks campus mental health

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 30, 2021

Faculty senate discussed the pre-Thanksgiving mental health days held on campus during its meeting Tuesday. Members of the senate raised concern about the late notice given to professors about not having...

COLUMN: Holidays arent always great

COLUMN: Holidays aren’t always great

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 29, 2021

When most people think of holidays, they think of celebrations and a time to catch up with family and friends. All of the ads, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, show happy families...

COLUMN: Self-care shouldnt be a luxury

COLUMN: Self-care shouldn’t be a luxury

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 8, 2021

Self-care has been a popular topic in media for quite a few years now, but what is it? You might associate it with face masks and bubble baths, but it doesn’t have to be. In reality, self-care is just...

COLUMN: Psychiatry is a valid form of treatment

COLUMN: Psychiatry is a valid form of treatment

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 8, 2021

Mental health is widely stigmatized in our society. Many people are treated differently just for the way they behave and process information. But if there’s anything I know to be true about the culture...

EDITORIAL: Bringing awareness to suicide during recent challenges

EDITORIAL: Bringing awareness to suicide during recent challenges

Editorial Board November 3, 2021

We at the Daily Eastern News want to encourage students, now more than ever, to be willing to reach out and talk to others about what they’re going through. Seasonal changes are difficult for many...

COLUMN: There is no shame in therapy

COLUMN: There is no shame in therapy

Elise Keane, Columnist November 3, 2021

When I got to my freshman year of high school, I quickly became overwhelmed. Each of the things that had happened in my life felt like ten-pound weights sitting on my shoulders. All the excess weight I...

Sebastian Klein, founder of the Angel Forever Foundation, presents a suicide talk Thursday night at Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box. Klein spoke of stuggles of suicide and drug abuse, and offered advice to those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. When talking about the stigma around suicide and mental health Klein said, “Hope is always available, we just have to stop letting the veil, the shroud, cover everything that we are feeling.”

Self-Care Month ends with talk on suicide awareness

Iyanna Stanton, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Editor's note: This story was updated to clarify information on Nov. 1, 2021. Content Warning: This article shares personal details of suicide attempts.   Sebastian Klein ended the Self-Care...

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 25, 2021

“Inhale, one, two, three, four, five. Exhale, one, two, three, four, five,” Ann Coddington, an art professor, said in a soft voice, helping guide a group of students through breathing exercises Monday...

Vice President of Student Affairs Anne Flaherty gives a presentation on the current status of student mental health and the measures the department has done to assist students.

Faculty Senate, VPSA talk mental health

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 28, 2021

Campus mental health resources and COVID-19 vaccination rates were main focuses of the faculty senate meeting on Tuesday. Students and faculty have raised concerns in recent months about the affect...

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...

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