Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will provide free screenings for depression and other mood disorders for any Ivy Tech student, faculty, or staff member on Tuesday, October 20. Depression screening will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on the main campus, in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic building.

Dr. Kenin Krieger, associate professor of social and behavioral science, is coordinating the event with students in the human services program as part of their outreach training. “In the past we have reached over 700 students and we hope to do the same this year,” she said.

National Depression Screening Day, held this year on October 8, raises awareness and screens people for depression and mood disorders and allows individuals to identify warning signs and connect with the appropriate treatment resources. Information will be available about depression and its impact on college students. Also, students will be able speak with a therapist about any symptoms that they may be experiencing related to stress, depression, and their overall well-being.

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. Since 2008 the program 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.