Depression affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States, according to the CDC.
Thursday, October 10 is National Depression Screening Day, and in support, several U-M programs are offering U-M faculty, staff and students free online and in-person confidential mental health screenings for depression. Free screenings are a good way for people to find out if depression might be the cause of feelings they have been experiencing, including prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure in activities, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness and even physical pain.
Online mental health screenings are available for depression and other common mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol misuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder:
• For faculty and staff, MHealthy offers confidential, anonymous online mental health screenings at www.mhealthy.umich.edu/
• For students, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a 24/7 online screening tool atwww.mitalk.umich.edu/identify-
• Participants will receive an immediate result at the end of each screening that can be printed and taken to a counselor for further evaluation if necessary.
Free in-person depression screenings with a trained mental health professional will also be conductedThursday at the following locations. Feedback provided after a screening is informational, not diagnostic. Based on screening results, mental health professionals may recommend a more comprehensive evaluation.
• U-M Psychological Clinic, 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100, 12 - 6 p.m. (Open to the public, no University affiliation needed.)
• U-M Depression Center, in partnership with the College of Engineering, the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Rackham Graduate School, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Duderstadt Center on North Campus (Open to the public, no University affiliation needed.)
• UMHS Employee Assistance Program (UMHS EAP), D2101 Medical Professional Building, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (for UHMS faculty, staff, and immediate family members)
• U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (U-M FASAP), 1009 Greene St., 2076 Administrative Services Building, 1 - 4 p.m. (for campus employees and their immediate family members)
Screenings are provided through the cooperative efforts of the U-M Depression Center, College of Engineering, Taubman College, Rackham Graduate School, U-M Psychological Clinic, U-M Counseling and Psychological Services, and MHealthy (U-M FASAP and UMHS EAP).