Depression Screening Day

On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 via Zoom, come take part in Depression Screening Day hosted by the Georgia Southern Counseling Center.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911. You can also call the Counseling Center at 912-478-5541 or 912-344-2529 to be connected to the on-call counselor.

What is depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns with more than 3 million cases in the United States each year. Depression can negatively affect how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Individuals with depression might have feelings of emptiness or experience sadness. They might have thoughts about death and suicide, and also experience changes in sleeping habits or appetite. Like screening for other concerns, depression screenings should be a routine part of your healthcare.

What is a screening?

Screenings can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation about your mental health. During the screening, you will be asked some brief questions about how you have recently been thinking and feeling. Screenings might point out the presence or absence of depressive symptoms. Regardless of the outcome, those who conduct screenings will share resources with you as well as a provide a referral for further evaluation if needed. A screening does not constitute a diagnosis; you should see a doctor or qualified mental health professional to obtain a diagnosis.

Why screen for depression?

Depression can be a serious health concern and can also lead to suicide. While life can be hard at times and we all experience struggles, this sometimes leads people with depression to mistakenly believe that their symptoms are a normal part of life. Depression can have a significant impact on individuals and their health. Depression affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and groups. Screenings are often the first step in getting help.

Register for the screening!

Last updated: 10/20/2020