Free film screening, panel of experts, information on symptoms and treatment, more
The Counseling and Advising Center at Parkland College will host a National Depression Screening Day presentation on Thursday, October 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room D244.
The event, sponsored by Counseling and Advising and the Champaign-Urbana Mental Health Public Education Committee, is free and is open to the campus and community. It includes a film, "The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College," followed by a panel discussion featuring local mental health professionals and representatives from mental health support groups. Information about the symptoms and treatment of depression, directions for obtaining effective help, the opportunity to ask questions, and confidential depression screening will also be available.
Symptoms of depression can include prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells, significant changes in eating and sleeping patterns, irritability or agitation, pessimism, lethargy/loss of energy, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, inability to concentrate, inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal, unexplained aches and pains, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.
For more information, contact Jennifer Klatsky in the Counseling and Advising Center, 217/351-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Further information about the diagnosis and treatment of depression is available at www.freedomfromfear.org