As a new college student you face many new challenges and pressures. You might be living on your own for the first time and feeling homesick or adjusting to roommates. You are adapting to a new schedule and workload and figuring out how you fit in. We are here to help you make a healthy transition into college life.
The Counseling Center holds a Depression Screening Day during the fall and spring semester. This gives students the opportunity to determine whether or not they might benefit from seeking further help with depression. Counseling can help individuals identify and overcome their symptoms of depression.
- The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students.
- The Self Evaluator was developed for ULifeline by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions that college students face. This screening does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.
- Transition Year is an interactive online resource center to help families make a health transition into college life.
- “Stories of Depression: Does This Sound Like You?” The National Institute of Mental Health provides an easy-to-read booklet with personal stories of Depression that includes a checklist of symptoms and tips on getting help.
- Visit the American Psychological Association APA Help Center, Health & Emotional Wellness interest area, to read about how depression can be successfully treated.