The University of Michigan’s Depression Center, in partnership with the College of Engineering, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Rackham Graduate School, will offer students, faculty and staff a free opportunity to determine whether they are experiencing some of the symptoms of depression, and would benefit from further evaluation.
The screenings will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 11 in the Duderstadt Center connector on North Campus, as part of National Depression Screening Day. North Campus is a great part of the University of Michigan and is frequented by many undergraduate and graduate students and staff. Areas of study that are on North Campus include Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Engineering, and Architecture. The Duderstadt, the North Campus library, is an excellent resource for both undergraduate and graduate students. We hope that expanding National Depression Screening Day services to North Campus this year will allow more students to conveniently access screenings and increase awareness of the importance of taking care of your mental health.
The confidential screenings for depression and related conditions will be provided by trained mental health professionals.
National Depression Screening Day is a public education program- the feedback provided after a screening is informational, not diagnostic. Based on screening results, mental health professionals may recommend a more comprehensive evaluation.
Free screenings are a good way for people to find out if depression might be the cause of feelings they’ve been experiencing, including prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure in activities, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness and even physical pain.
Founded by the organization Screening for Mental Health, Inc., National Depression Screening Day is an annual event that aims to increase awareness of depression and its treatment. The goals of the event are to:
- Call attention to the prevalence of depression in society
- Educate about its signs and symptoms and the availability of effective treatments
- Connect those in need to community resources
For more information about National Depression Screening Day, contact Trish Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.depressioncenter.org
About the Author
Stephanie Salazar, Project Coordinator, Campus Mind Works
Published in: Health and Wellness