To take part in National Depression Screening Day, Hobart and William Smith will offer private, confidential mental health screenings for all students. The screenings will be conducted by HWS psychologists from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in Scandling Campus Center.
Depression and mood related disorders are painful and serious illnesses that carry with them a stigma that often keeps those affected from seeking help. However, all members of the campus community are encouraged to take advantage of this important – and free – service. Each screening will allow individuals access to a validated questionnaire, as well as referral information for treatment.
This nationwide event is sponsored by Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association, National Institute of Mental Health, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, and National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.
Check out Hobart and William Smith Colleges own National Depression Screening Day event online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/locator/collegeresponse.html
If you’re a student and can’t make it to a screening on Thursday, the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness offers free and confidential psychological services whenever you need them. The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. After hours and weekends, students should call Campus Safety at (315) 781-3656 and ask to speak to a crisis counselor. To learn more about the services provided, visit www.hws.edu/counseling. To make an appointment or ask any questions, call (315)781-3388.