University of Michigan offering free screenings for National Depression Screening Day

Posted at 6:01 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 09:38:39-04

The University of Michigan is offering free screenings for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday.

Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults every year. 

Screenings are a good way to find out if depression might be the cause of feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure, hopelessness and worthlessness, and even physical pain.

Free one-on-one confidential screenings with a trained mental health professional will be available on Thursday at the following locations: 

  • Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience, D2101 Medical Professional Building, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Available to Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and immediate family members
  • UM Depression Center, in partnership with the College of Engineering and Rackham Graduate School, Duderstadt Center on North Campus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Open to the public, no university affiliation needed

For the general public, the U-M Psychological Clinic offers confidential, anonymous online mental health screenings on its website.