By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs PULLMAN, Wash. – Morgan Slack knew the warning signs for people contemplating suicide. As a Washington State University student, she even trained other students how to spot them as part of her work at the university’s Health and Wellness Services.
Molecular, genetic therapies Hope for depression research flourishing Cover photo from iStock Depression killed my father. I still remember the gold plaid skirt I wore to the funeral – looking down at the frozen ground by the gravesite. The numbness of that cold afternoon followed me like a fog to […]
Depression and suicidal thoughts among police officers differ based on gender and work shift, according to a recent study co-authored by Bryan Vila, professor of criminal justice and member of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane. Results appear in the October 2008 edition of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. A […]
Help and counseling can be found in all sorts of ways as long as people keep their eyes open. Members of Streit-Perham are spreading the word of awareness throughout the WSU campus by handing out information to interested people on Glenn Terrell Mall. The main purpose of the group is to let people […]
Last year, more than 800 WSU students sought help at Counseling and Testing Services for depression and/or thoughts of suicide. That number includes only students on the Pullman campus and does not include group counseling or after-hours crisis calls. “We take these issues very seriously,” said Cassandra Nichols, counseling services associate director. “We have seven […]
VANCOUVER–In conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 5, Washington State University Vancouver will be offering students free, anonymous mental health screening, free mental health educational materials and a chance to speak briefly with the campus personal counselor Dr. Dawnn McWatters. The screening will be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Services building, […]