Depression is much more than one day of feeling low. Depression affects mood, thought, body and behavior. Students who experience depression may experience symptoms of sadness, fatigue, changes in eating patterns and hopelessness. They may feel isolated, irritable or suicidal. Today there are many effective treatments for depression. Awareness of your feelings and behaviors is the first step to getting help.
QCC Counseling Services sponsors a day long program held on October 5 in accord with the National Depression Screening Day. Anonymous and private screenings can be scheduled that day and referrals to community agencies are made when appropriate. Upon request, the depression screening can be provided at any time during the year.
Most people experience feelings of being "stressed out" or anxious before an important event such as a big exam or a class speech. However, many students face more than just what is considered day to day stress; their lives are filled with overwhelming worry, life challenges and fear. Anxiety disorders are real and treatable medical illnesses. They are now recognized as chronic and debilitating to functioning.
QCC Counseling Services provides a week long program to address the issues of anxiety disorders. Held February 20, 21, 22, to commemorate National Anxiety Screening Day (May), free and anonymous screenings can be scheduled and referrals to community agencies are made when appropriate. At your request, the anxiety screening can be provided at any time during the year.
Eating disorders are a common concern, especially among high school and college age students. Typical symptoms of an eating disorder include persistent over-concern with weight, physical appearance and a pattern of eating or purging that interferes with daily functioning. Students with eating disorders may experience feelings of being emotionally out of control, anxious or depressed. Treatment, support and referrals to community agencies are available.
Upon request, anonymous and confidential screenings can be scheduled at any time and referrals to community agencies are provided as necessary.