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National Depression Screening Day

You are not alone. 

Depression and anxiety don’t need to be masked.


The 24th annual National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) at Kent State University (KSU) will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 on several campus locations, and is open to all students, faculty and staff.  Please see the locations below for in-person screenings, as well as campus contacts if you need more information:


Kent Campus:    Thursday, October 18, 2018     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 2nd floor mezzanine of the Kent Student Center

Dr. John Schell or Holly Bandy, Psychological Services, (330) 672-2487             


Stark Campus:   Thursday, October 18, 2018      10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Counseling Center, Lower Level Campus Center

Emily Ribnik, Counseling Services, (330) 244-5048


Ashtabula Campus: Thursday, October 18, 2018   11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

                                Kent State Ashtabula Library, 2nd Floor, outside of L207

Johanna Slivinske, Counseling Services, (440) 964-4319


College of Podiatric Medicine: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

                                4th Floor, Counseling and Wellness Services

Theresa Novak, Counseling & Wellness Services, (216) 916-7524


Geauga Campus Burton: Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

                                Counseling Services, 102K Student Services Department

Valerie Rutherford, Counseling Services, (440) 834-3711 


Trumbull Campus: Thursday, October 18 2018, 10a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Student Services Building, RM 131B

Barb Ozimek, Counseling Services, (330) 675-7603


As part of the free in-person screening, participants have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire which screens for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder; and to speak with a clinician in the mental health field to review their results.  If necessary, appropriate referrals can be made, and participants may also find information on depression and other mental health issues for themselves or others.


All Kent State University students have access to an online screening tool for those unable to attend an in-person screening or those who attend a campus without an in-person screening option. The online screening module is free, confidential, and also available 24-hours a day throughout the year and provides individuals with feedback, referrals, and resources upon completion:


NDSD is coordinated by University Health Services, Psychological Services, and the Office of Health Promotion on the Kent Campus.  NDSD is co-sponsored by Counseling Services at the Stark Campus, Counseling Services at the Ashtabula Campus, Counseling & Wellness Services at the College of Podiatric Medicine, Counseling Services at the Trumbull Campus, and Counseling Services at the Geauga Campus.