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Kent State Holds National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 6

You’re not alone. Depression and anxiety don’t need to be masked.

The 22nd annual National Depression Screening Day at Kent State University will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, at several Kent State campuses. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger community.

  • Kent Campus: Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Second Floor Mezzanine of the Kent Student Center
  • Kent State University at Stark: Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Counseling Center, Lower Level Campus Center
  • Kent State University at Trumbull: Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at Enrollment Management and Student Services, 131B

As part of the free, in-person screening, participants have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire that screens for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Participants can also speak with a clinician in the mental health field to review their results.  

If necessary, appropriate referrals can be made, and participants also may find information on depression and other mental health issues for themselves or for someone about whom they may be concerned.

For those unable to attend an in-person screening, a free, confidential online screening module also is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides individuals with feedback, referrals and resources upon completion.

National Depression Screening Day on the Kent Campus is coordinated by Kent State’s Division of Student Affairs, through University Health Services, Psychological Services and the Office of Health Promotion. The event is co-sponsored by Counseling Services at Kent State Stark and Counseling Services at Kent State Trumbull.

For more information, contact:

Kent Campus: Psychological Services at 330-672-2487 or either one of the co-coordinators John Schell, Ph.D., or Carrie Berta, Psy.D.
Kent State Stark: Counseling Services at 330-244-5048 or coordinator Emily Ribnik.
Kent State Trumbull: Counseling Services at 330-675-7603 or coordinator Barbara Ozimek.