Eastern Illinois University officials said students will have mental health days this week.
“We recognize that mental health issues have increased on our campus and the broader community similar to other universities across the country,” said officials in an announcement. “These issues have undoubtedly been exacerbated by the lingering pandemic which continues to create uncertainty and stress for our students. We hear this every day from students and concerned colleagues.”
Students will have mental health days on November 16 & 17. Classes will be canceled and there will be a variety of activities and educational events. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities.