Year-Round Screenings

SMSU Counseling and Testing Services and SMSU Health Services conduct mental health screening events throughout the academic year.

Students are invited to take a free, anonymous online mental health screening. It is a good way to get some initial, basic information about how you are feeling. Year-Round Screening Site for Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol & Eating Disorders

Depression

Each year Screening for Mental Health, Inc. sponsors National Depression Screening Day during Mental Health Awareness Week in October. SMSU Counseling and Testing Services has held a local depression screening on National Depression Screening Day for several years. In addition, SMSU Counseling and Testing Services provides the depression screening year-round.

Depression is an illness that affects about 10% of Americans every year. It is a treatable illness, however, many people do not seek treatment because their symptoms aren’t recognized, they are misdiagnosed, or they do not seek treatment. If you think you or someone you care about may have depression, help is available. For more information, contact SMSU Counseling and Testing Services, check out our online brochure about Depression.

Alcohol

SMSU Counseling & Testing Services holds an alcohol screening event each year (date and time to be determined). In addition, the alcohol screening and services of the Drug & Alcohol program are available year-round by visiting the Counseling & Testing Services office.

The goal of the alcohol screening is to offer students the opportunity to find out firsthand if they are drinking too much and offer options for what to do about it. By taking a brief self-assessment questionnaire and discussing the results with a professional, students will learn whether their drinking levels are considered “risky,” which will help them think about how they drink and whether they need to cut down or stop.

Anxiety

SMSU Counseling & Testing Services holds an anxiety screening event each year during spring semester (date/time/location to be determined). In addition, the anxiety screening is available year-round by visiting the Counseling & Testing Services office.

College students suffering from anxiety disorders will often go undiagnosed and never receive the treatment they need. Completing an anxiety screening may be the first step toward helping students find treatment and end unnecessary suffering. For many students, so much time is wasted worrying, being afraid, sad, missing sleep, and struggling just to get through another day. Anxiety disorders are medical concerns that are treatable. Hopefully, through this screening program, students will access the treatment they need. For more information, contact SMSU Counseling & Testing Services or check out our online brochures about college stress, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and test anxiety.

Eating Disorders

The Eating disorders Screening will be held during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on (date, time and location to be determined). SMSU Counseling & Testing Services holds an eating disorders screening event each year during spring semester. In addition, the eating disorders screening is available year-round by visiting the Counseling & Testing Services office.

Eating disorders and disordered eating habits affect many college students. By completing the eating disorders screening, students have the opportunity to assess whether their patterns and characteristics place them at risk for an eating disorder. For more information, contact SMSU Counseling & Testing Services or check out our online brochure about eating disorders.

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