Campus life is back in full swing and students are busy adjusting to new classes, jobs, sports, and friends. While this is a crucial time of development and growth for most students, it can also be overwhelming for some. When left untreated, everyday stressors can eventually lead to problems with depression and anxiety.
Counseling and Psychological Services at the Medical University of South Carolinais offering online mental health screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that tend to go undiagnosed. Students can complete a simple, confidential questionnaire to determine what is wrong and find out about treatment options available.
Many students don’t associate their lack of energy with a mood disorder. Often, they feel like being too tired all the time is a normal part of being a student. This is not true. We are offering completely anonymous online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Students do not have to continue to feel this way. Help is available.
To take a free mental health screening, visit http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/MUSC. Immediately following a screening, students receive feedback about their scores, along with referral to campus resources if appropriate.
Some of the questions included in the online screening are:
- Have you lost pleasure in things you used to enjoy?
- Do you have trouble sleeping or eating?
- Do you deliberately avoid social situations?
- Does your mood fluctuate between overly “high” and utterly hopeless?
- Do you suffer from unexplained aches and pains?
Alice Q. Libet, PhD 10/01/2010