Student success: Shedding light on mental health

Morgan-SlackPULLMAN, Wash. – Students are working to raise awareness and provide services to help those struggling with mental health issues at Washington State University.

“We’ve had a 30 percent increase in freshmen students coming in with mental health issues,” said Morgan Slack, a WSU senior who, as a summer state legislative intern, worked on a bill to create a task force on mental health and suicide prevention in higher education.

“One in four students will deal with depression at some point, so this is in no way a small group of people,” said James Whitbread, who led the first meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at WSU last month and encourages students to join the group and make a difference.

Read more about the mental health resources for students offered at WSU on the Cougar Success website at