Ivy Tech to host depression screening services

October 7, 2013

Ivy Tech to host depression screening services

In an effort to raise awareness of the mental health services that are available to students, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will participate in a Depression Screening Day on Monday, October 14.  Depression screening will take place on the main campus, in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic building, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first floor rotunda.

Therapists, faculty, and student volunteers will hand out information related to depression, and offer a brief screening for students to determine if they are experiencing any form of depression. Referrals for students to help combat depression will be available.

“This is Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s third year conducting Depression Screening Day, and each year we serve more students than the year before,” said Kenin Krieger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Services. “Last year alone, we completed more than 100 screens as well as provided a wealth of information about depression to over 700 people throughout the day.”

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Office of Student Support and Development has partnered with IUs Center for Human Growth to offer free counseling services to students through the Counseling and Outreach program. The program provides service to Ivy Tech students in the form of individual counseling and personal growth groups to help with a variety of problems including depression, stress management, and relationship troubles. All counseling is confidential.

Ivy Tech students can make appointments with the counseling and outreach center at (812) 330-6287 or email counseling-r14@lists.ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities.  In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.