National Depression Screening Day

For 26 years, Kent State University has hosted National Depression Screening Day in the month of October. National Depression Screening Day provides an opportunity for members of the university community to participate in a mental health screening and receive related information and resources for care.

Although it is not possible to hold a traditional in-person event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and university operations, we wanted to recognize National Depression Screening Day by reminding you about the importance of your mental health and well-being. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, please consider the following options to find more support. 

Not sure where to start?
A confidential, online mental health screening is available 24-hours a day throughout the year. Upon completion of the screening, participants are provided with feedback, referrals, and resources for mental health treatment if appropriate. Access the online screening.

Students
Psychological Services continues to provide mental health services for students, currently through teletherapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a student interested in teletherapy, please contact the office at 330-672-2487.

Information about workshops and groups can be found on our website.

Faculty and Staff
Kent State also makes the health and wellness of faculty and staff a priority. Whether choosing to take the online mental health screening, participating in wellness activities, or accessing the Impact Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program, we want to encourage you to take care of yourselves. 
   
More Information
Please visit https://www.kent.edu/national-depression-screening-day.

More information about mental health concerns and resources can also be found on Kent State University’s Step Up and Speak Out website.

Remember that you are not alone. We are here to support you as we navigate a new semester in uncertain times – Flashes take care of Flashes.

Be well.

Psychological Services
Division of Student Affairs
www.kent.edu/psych

POSTED: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:53am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:00am