The Counseling & Testing Center is celebrating the National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Depression, anxiety, and related mood disorders cannot be seen on an x-ray. Yet mental illness is painful, and the stigma associated with it often prevents many from seeking help. We want to bring down the barriers of stigma through education and community involvement. We know that there is hope and that connectedness is a powerful medicine.
Whether for depression or another mental health issue, a screening will help you to better understand your state of mind and whether it might be in your interest to seek further help. We'll be offering free and confidential screenings from 12:30-2:30pm at the Leadership Lab, (next to Student Life @ the Campus Center). Also, you can take a free, anonymous, self-assessment for depression, anxiety, and more, without even leaving their dorm room or apartment, 24/7, by visiting our online screening portal: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/andrews
In addition to completing a screening online on in person, you can become involved in these activities we have planned from 12:30-2:30 in front of the Campus Center:
There will be many ways to become involved. Come, show your support, and raise awareness about depression. There is hope.
To learn more about depression and how to prevent suicide, visit http://www.helpguide.org/topics/depression
If you are concerned about yourself or about someone else, we’re here to help. Give us a call 269-471-3470.