The Daily Eastern News

Woman found dead at Lake Charleston

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 23, 2020

A 51-year-old dead woman from Chicago was found at Lake Charleston Sunday afternoon from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her identity is being withheld at the request of her family. Individuals from the Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, Coles County Coroner's...

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...

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...

Students discuss suicide prevention

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 9, 2019

Over 800,000 lives are lost to suicide in the world each year; that is about one life every 40 seconds. That is why on World Suicide Prevention Day, celebrated Tuesday, Eastern students think suicide prevention needs more attention. Brooke Prehoda, junior environmental biology major, said she has minimal experience wi...

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