The University of Findlay Counseling Services, as part of National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 9., is offering free, online and anonymous screenings for students at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/OILERS.
The screening is to help students determine if they might be suffering from a mental health condition. The screenings are not intended to be diagnostic, but they are excellent indicators of whether further help should be sought.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, Counseling Services emphasizes. While many students go to the gym, watch their weight and eat healthy, the vast majority do not always pay the same attention to their mental health. For students who are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, recognizing and being aware of their mental health can prevent the development of a mood disorder such as depression.
Those who have questions or would like to speak with a counselor on campus can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 434-4526.
Depression Screening Day is part of national Mental Illness Awareness Week held annually in October.
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