You’re depressed? Hey, me too!

I found this on the virtual bulletin board at my school:

Depression Screening Day- Wednesday October 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2;00 p.m in

More than 54 million Americans are affected by mental health disorders. On college campuses one in five students are likely to experience depression during their time in college. At Depression Screening Day, you are invited to fill out a brief questionnaire assessing the likelihood that you may be suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. You will also have the opportunity to receive pamphlets and brochures and follow-up privately with a counselor. The program is free for all those who attend and it is completely confidential.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2;00 p.m in the Lounge. Hope to see you there!

My thoughts: 
1.  A person is depressed but doesn’t realize it is very unlikely to make the effort to find out. 
2.  A person who is depressed doesn’t want to go to an info session where they are likely to see their peers, and being that the school is so small, they will also know the other attendees.  It is like wearing a sign that says, “Hey, I’m depressed!  Or at least I might be!”
3.  What if you go thinking you’re depressed, but fail the exam?  Isn’t that depressing?


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