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Everyone feels sad sometimes. But when it becomes more than just sometimes, or lasts for more than two weeks, it could be depression.
In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, University Health Services and the Department of Psychiatry will be offering free, confidential depression screenings at Union South on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11am to 1pm. No appointment is needed, just drop in.
Free depression screenings are a good way to find out if depression might be the cause of symptoms such as:
- Irritability, frustration, agitation, or restlessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Indecisiveness, distractibility, or decreased concentration
- Fatigue, tiredness, or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Trouble with thinking, concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things
- Thoughts of death, dying, or suicide
Remember, depression is very common and can affect anyone, yet it’s also highly treatable. Most people with depression can begin to feel better with counseling, medication, or other treatment.
If you can’t make it to Union South on Oct. 10, UW-Madison students can always walk into UHS counseling services (333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor), Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm for a consultation. No appointment needed! And if you ever need to talk to someone right away, call the 24-Hour UHS Crisis Line at 608-265-5600, option 9.