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National Depression Screening Day Events

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 starting at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free film screening, panel of experts, information on symptoms and treatment, more 

Help is available to area residents for handling depression.

Parkland College will host a National Depression Screening Day workshop Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room U140.National Depression Screening Day

This free informational session is cosponsored by the college's Counseling and Advising Center and the Champaign-Urbana Mental Health Public Education Committee and is open to the campus and community.

It includes a showing of the film "The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College," followed by a panel discussion featuring local mental health professionals and representatives from mental health support groups. Information about the symptoms and treatment of depression, directions for obtaining effective help, the opportunity to ask questions, and confidential depression screening will also be available.

Symptoms of depression can include prolonged sadness, significant changes in eating and sleeping patterns, irritability, loss of energy, feelings of hopelessness, inability to concentrate, loss of interest in daily activities, social withdrawal, unexplained aches and pains, and recurring thoughts of suicide.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Klatsky in the Counseling and Advising Center at 217/351-2453 or jklatsky@parkland.edu. Twenty-four-hour emergency assistance is available by phone for anyone in the Champaign-Urbana community at the Crisis Line, 217/359-4141.

Further information about the diagnosis and treatment of depression is available at www.freedomfromfear.org.

To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800/273-TALK. Callers will receive suicide prevention counseling from trained staff at the closest certified crisis center in the network. An informational website about suicide prevention and reducing emotional distress for college students is The JED Foundation, available at www.jedfoundation.org/.

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