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.
Each year, National Depression Screening Day is held on the first Thursday of October. In support, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, several U-M programs are offering faculty, staff, students and the community free in-person and online mental health screenings for depression. 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.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the following U-M programs will offer free in-person, one-on-one screenings for depression and other conditions:
U-M Depression Center, in partnership with the College of Engineering and Rackham Graduate School (open to the public, no university affiliation needed)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Duderstadt Center on North Campus
Michigan Medicine Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and immediate family members)
D2101 Medical Professional Building
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) (for campus employees and their immediate family members)
1009 Greene St., 2076 Administrative Services Building
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free online mental health screenings are also available at anytime 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 FASAP at (734) 936-8660, email email@example.com or visit FASAP’s website
- Dearborn campus employees, call (313) 593-5430
- Michigan Medicine employees, contact EAP at (734) 763-5409, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit EAP’s website
- Students, contact CAPS at (734) 764-8312 or visit the CAPS website
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.
Brought to you by:
U-M Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
Michigan Medicine Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
U-M Psychological Clinic
U-M Depression Center
(734) 936-4400 or 1-800-475-MICH (6424)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Rackham Graduate School