On Tuesday, October 14, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will participate in the 23rd Annual National Depression Screening Day by providing free screenings for depression and other mood disorders. 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.

National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and mood disorders and allows individuals to identify warning signs and connect with the appropriate treatment resources.

This year’s theme focuses on viewing and treating mental health with the same gravity as physical health. “Mental Health deserves the same attention as physical health,” said Dr. Kenin Krieger, Associate Professor of Psychology at Ivy Tech-Bloomington. “Our goals for this event are to raise awareness for mental health disorders and connect students who may be struggling with depression or other mood disorders with quality, local treatment options.”

Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s Office of Student Support and Development has partnered with Indiana University’s Center for Human Growth to offer free counseling services to students through the Counseling and Outreach program. The program, since 2008, has provided services 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 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.