October 17, 2011

In an effort to raise awareness of the mental health services that are available to students, Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is hosting a Depression Screening Day today, Monday, October 17.  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 be handing 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.

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.

If you are an Ivy Tech student and would like to make an appointment with the counseling and outreach center, contact (812) 330-6287 or email

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.