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Spokane walks out of darkness

Spokane walks out of darkness

September 28, 2018

Silence fell over Riverfront Park on a cool Saturday morning save for the clicking of thousands of beaded necklaces. Red, for the loss of a spouse. Gold,...

Opinion: benefits of the great outdoors

Opinion: benefits of the great outdoors

September 19, 2018

Richard N. Clark IV is the multimedia director for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect th...

Panel attempts to rid the stigma of mental health

By Tania Nunez, Contributor

May 11, 2018

Students and faculty came together to discuss mental health at a panel held in the JFK Library May 3. The panel sought to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and to create an open forum in which students could ask the panelists questions regarding mental health. “I think [mental health] is something that we are increasingly aware of, not just in higher educat...

No level of money, fame or success can ever make some people happy

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

It is often hard to understand why somebody would choose to commit suicide. It is even harder to understand when, on the outside, they look like they have everything going for them. You see people like Robin Williams, or more recently Chris Cornell, who to us it looks like they have everything anyone could ever want. But we are not them, and we don't understand what they are going...

A negative side to positive self-talk

A negative side to positive self-talk

May 1, 2015

It’s not uncommon in American culture to be exposed to a constant bombardment of cliched tropes about self-esteem, success, positive self-talk and motivation. Smile...

University mental health services available to students on campus

University mental health services available to students on campus

October 5, 2014

It is no secret that university life comes with stress. For many students, it is the initial stress of being away from family that comes with moving...

Pentagon report conveys victims’ voices

Pentagon report conveys victims’ voices

June 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on May 1 that military members who reported a sexual assault while serving leaped 50 percent in the 2013 rep...

Washington health exchange shows positive prognosis

Washington health exchange shows positive prognosis

April 9, 2014

After a final surge on the last day of open enrollment, Washington Healthplanfinder announced that over 146,000 people signed up for private health plans...

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

With the suicide rate averaging two deaths per week among Washington state youth, what can we do to prevent suicides?

January 22, 2014

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, approximate...

Active Minds exposes mental health stigmas

Active Minds exposes mental health stigmas

January 22, 2014

Over 3,100 students on campus are currently dealing with or have been diagnosed with a mental illness, based off of enrollment numbers and mental h...

Eating disorders affect students

Eating disorders affect students

October 14, 2013

  I just woke up, and yet I feel like my day is already spiraling downward. I feel so guilty for not working out yesterday. I am going to go to th...

Active Minds, Veterans Resource Center to come together to host event

Active Minds, Veterans Resource Center to come together to host event

November 10, 2012

  Military life and civilian life are two very different cultures. For those who have mental health issues it can be an added strain to m...

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