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 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Duderstadt Center connector on North Campus, as part of National Depression Screening Day. 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, and 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 a national and 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
To see a full list of screening locations at U-M, please visit MHealthy.