Event Date: 10/11/2012Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMLocation: Founder's Hall LobbyDescription: Come test your mood! FREE screenings will be conducted by Counseling and Psychological Services in Founder's Hall Lobby on Thursday, October 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. National Depression Screening Day is held during Mental Illness Awareness Week each October. It is designed to call attention to the illness of depression on a national level, educate the public about its symptoms and effective treatments, offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for depression, and connect those in need of treatment to the mental health care system.What Is a Depression Screening?Attendees hear an educational session on depression, complete a written screening test, discuss the results with a mental health professional, and if necessary learn where to go for additional help. Who Should Attend a Depression Screening?People suffering from depression often experience some of these key symptoms: a persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood; sleeping too little, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much; reduced or increased appetite; loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed; restlessness or irritability; difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; fatigue or loss of energy; thoughts of death or suicide. Screenings are not a professional diagnosis. Screenings point out depressive symptoms and provide a referral for further evaluation if needed. You should see your doctor or a qualified mental health professional if you experience five or more of these symptoms for longer than two weeks or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Counseling.