URI Counseling Center offers free depression screening Oct. 5

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KINGSTON, R.I. –September 25, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island’s Counseling Center will host a “Depression Screening Day” in the Gallery of the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Members of the University and local community are invited to attend this free, anonymous, no-obligation screening.

Common signs of depression include difficulty concentrating, irritability, weight, appetite or sleep changes, lethargy, tearfulness, isolation from friends, hopelessness, and/or thoughts of suicide. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be depressed.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to gather information, take a brief, written screening test, and meet privately with a counselor. For more information or for further assistance, contact Holly Nichols at the URI Counseling Center, 874-2288.