National Depression Screening Day will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 11:00-12:45 pm (Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall) and on Thursday, October 26 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Goergen Athletic Center). A free and confidential self-assessment is followed by a brief, private conversation with a University Counseling Center professional. This screening is being hosted by the University Counseling Center in collaboration with the UHS Health Promotion Office, Active Minds, and the Students’ Association Government.

Depression, and the variety of ways it manifests itself, is part of a natural emotional and physical response to life’s ups and downs. With the busy and demanding life of a college student, it is safe to assume that most students will experience periods of reactive depression during their college careers. It is when the depressive symptoms become so extreme or are so enduring that they begin to interfere with the student’s ability to function in school, work, or social environments, that the student will come to your attention and be in need of assistance.