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.