My friend Teri, who finds everything there is to find on the web, sent me this important information about National Depression Screening Day. I have highlighted here the part that relates to college students, but depression screening is for everybody. Click on the link above for complete information.
Your college years will be some of the most memorable of your life.
New friends, experiences, and freedoms provide an exciting backdrop as you wind your way through mid-terms, social gatherings and all-nighters. Despite all the fun, adjusting to college life can be difficult, leaving you feeling stressed, anxious, disconnected, and alone.
Colleges nationwide are offering anonymous self-assessments for a variety of concerns that are often misunderstood or misdiagnosed. Click on the map below to take a screening online or to locate an event on your campus.
Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone
National Depression Screening Day is October 7th
Ever feel like you are the only one who is sad in a world of happy people? Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it’s part of life. These feelings often happen when you a lose a job, children move away from home, during divorce, with a death in the family, or during retirement. But when changes in mood and behavior interfere with one’s ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities, it could be a sign of depression. National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) gives people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire assessing their risk for mood and anxiety disorders and provides referral information for treatment. Visit www.HelpYourSelfHelpOthers.org to find a local organization offering depression and anxiety screenings or take a screening online today.
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