Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 6th is National Depression Screening Day

It is common for college students to experience occasional fluctuations in mood.  However, things like chronic sadness, inability to enjoy life, and increased use of alcohol or drugs may be signs of clinical depression.  If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, please consider participating in the online depression screening by clicking here.  Though Ashland University does not have a link on this page, students can take the online screening for another campus (such as the College of Wooster) or can click the link for "Members of the Public" and complete a screening for one of Ohio's metro areas. 

If the results of your screening recommend that you seek additional assessment or counseling, please note that AU's Counseling Center can be reached at x5307.  The AU Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling to AU students.  If you are concerned about someone who is not a student at AU, that person can contact Appleseed Community Mental Health at 419-281-3716.  People in crisis may call Appleseed's crisis line at 419-289-6111 or toll-free at 1-888-400-8500 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.