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Coug Voices

Compton Union Building
CUB Auditorium
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About the event

Coug Voices is an opportunity to build community and share stories of resilience, growth, and hope.

The theme of this event is: My Mental Health Journey

We are all on our mental health journeys. If you are willing to share a snapshot of yours, it may help others to know they are not alone.

WSU students are invited to submit a story or original poem —up to an 8-minute talk or poetry reading— they would be willing to share at our live-streamed virtual event.

Questions? email:

Additional Information

What: Coug Voices is a university-wide event hosted by the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization and sponsored by the Coug Parents Foundation.

Why: The purpose of the event is to foster community among the WSU student body while also destigmatizing mental health experiences and sending a message of hope to students who are struggling right now.

How: We are asking students to submit a proposal for a brief talk or poem. The talk/poem should be no longer than 8 minutes. The idea is to share a story about your mental health journey. Maybe you’ve been struggling through depression or anxiety and sharing your experience could help others know they are not alone. Our mental health journey is never complete, so please don’t feel you need to tell your story as if it is now over. No neat and tidy bows required.

This event will be live-streamed to Youtube, so others will have the opportunity to join in and hear your story.

If you’re not sure if your idea is right for this event, reach out! Email us as with the subject line: Coug Voices. We are happy to talk you through it.  

When: April 13th at 4 p.m. This is a university academic holiday, so there are no classes this day.

Where: Speakers will be asked to physically be present in the WSU Pullman Auditorium to speak from the stage, however the only physically-present audience members will be other speakers and hosts. That way we can record the event from one, live location.

If it is not feasible for you to be physically present, please still apply and just note this in your application. We will do our best to accommodate.

We will be following COVID-19 Safety protocols. Masks must be worn except while speaking. Daily attestation required day-of event.