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October Is National Depression Awareness Month
If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad or depressed, or just not enjoying life anymore, it may be time to pause and take a moment to assess your emotional health.
The Syracuse University Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is offering depression screening throughout October, National Depression Awareness Month. The screenings for faculty and staff are designed to increase awareness about depression, its symptoms and effective treatments.
A brief online screening, available on the FSAP website, can be taken here.
A more comprehensive screening is available in person at the FSAP office located at 111 Waverly Ave., Suite 215. Those who participate in the in-person screening complete a depression assessment followed by a feedback session with an FSAP professional counselor. Both the assessment and the feedback session are confidential. Educational materials and information about treatment resources are available at the FSAP office.
To schedule a screening and feedback session, call FSAP at 443-1087. For additional information on depression and FSAP services, visit the website at http://fsap.syr.edu.