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Saint Xavier University to hold Depression Screening Day

Screenings and informational sessions will be available

CHICAGO (Sept. 20, 2005) –Saint Xavier University will be holding a Depression Screening Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the university’s Chicago campus. 

Counseling and Career Services at Saint Xavier will be offering free, confidential screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Screenings are free and open to the public. At the screening, attendees will fill out a questionnaire and have the opportunity to discuss their personal situation with a counselor. Questions that might be asked at a personal screening include: 
•	Have you lost pleasure in the things you used to enjoy?
•	Do you have trouble sleeping or eating?
•	Does your mood fluctuate between overly “high” to sad and hopeless?
•	Are you keyed up and anxious all the time?
•	Are you having nightmares about something that happened in the past?

In addition to screenings, Counseling and Career Services will also be offering information sessions on mental health services available on campus and in the surrounding community.

“People need to understand that depression and anxiety are not character flaws or personal weaknesses. They are illnesses that are highly responsive to treatment. If you have been feeling sad, angry, tired, can’t stop worrying, are having nightmares or have just not been feeling like yourself lately, you should come in and take a free, anonymous screening,” says Sarah Hein, a counselor at Saint Xavier.

The screenings and information sessions will be held in the Butler Reception Room at the Warde Academic Center, located at 3700 W. 103rd St. For more information, please contact Counseling and Career Services at (773) 298-3131.  

Contact: Sarah Hein, Counselor
773-298-3134 or NDSD National
Office, 781-239-0071