Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness. 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 Oct. 10 for depression and other conditions at the following locations. Download this PDF flier and post it to help share this opportunity with your colleagues.
- U-M Depression Center, East Room of Pierpont Commons on North Campus, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (open to the public, no university affiliation needed)
- Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience, 5124 (5th Floor) Med Sci I Bldg, C-wing, 8-10 a.m. & 1-4 p.m. (for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and immediate family members
- U-M Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO), 1009 Greene St., 2076 Administrative Services Building, 1 – 4 p.m. (for campus employees and their immediate family members)
Feedback provided after a screening is informational, not diagnostic. Based on screening results, the mental health professional may recommend a more comprehensive evaluation.
Stress, sadness, mood swings, and anxiety can be part of the normal ups and downs of life. We all experience problems in daily living from time to time. But when these problems become severe or long-lasting, or start to interfere with daily life, they may be symptoms of a more serious mental health problem.
Here's a quick and simple way to check your symptoms and find out if it might be time to seek professional help.
You can take a confidential and anonymous online screening for any of the following mental health conditions:
- Bipolar disorder
- Alcohol misuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalized anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress
At the end of each screening, you will receive an immediate result that can be printed and taken to a clinician for further evaluation.
These confidential screenings are developed by MindWise Innovations, a non-profit agency, and are hosted on their website. All information you enter is secure, confidential, and completely anonymous. No identifying information is collected. No one but you will see your individual results.
Free online mental health screenings are available at any time to university faculty, staff, and students:
- For faculty and staff, MHealthy offers confidential, anonymous online mental health screenings.
- For students, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential, anonymous online mental health screenings.
- For the general public, the U-M Psychological Clinic offers confidential, anonymous online mental health screenings.
Confidential short-term counseling is always available to university faculty, staff and students at no charge:
- Ann Arbor and Flint campus employees, contact U-M FASCCO at (734) 936-8660, email email@example.com or visit FASCCO website
- Dearborn campus employees, call (313) 593-5430
- Michigan Medicine employees, contact the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience at (734) 763-5409, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website
- Students, contact CAPS at (734) 764-8312 or visit the CAPS website
All U-M health plans cover mental and behavioral health services like counseling, therapy and substance abuse treatment. If you need help finding a provider, your doctor and your health plan can be great resources to help you get started. Learn more.
For the general public, the U-M Psychological Clinic offers outpatient mental health services for adults and couples 18 and over. It is a fee-for-service clinic that accepts some insurance plans. University affiliation is not required. Call 734-764-3471 or visit their website for more information.
The Depression Center has launched a newly-revised toolkit for anyone to use. The toolkit is an online resource that provides information, tools, support, and resources to guide individuals through their mental health journey. It also offers help to family members and caregivers of those who suffer from mood disorders, and all people who wish to better understand depression and bipolar disorder.
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