How are you feeling today?
As projects, assignments and tests pile up, there are a few questions you might consider asking yourself:
- How are you coping?
- Are you aware of the resources and supports available to you on campus?
- How is your mental health?
- How might your drug or alcohol use be affecting your life and your studies?
Memorial invites you to “get connected” by attending a screening event on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Landing, third floor of the University Centre. There will be one-on-one screenings available for you to assess whether you might need some help with your mental health or with your drug/alcohol use. The event also features free food, pumpkin carvings and the adorable St. John Ambulance therapy dogs.
Screenings are a quick way to help determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor, a psychologist or to a mental health professional for further evaluation. The screenings are educational and are not diagnostic.
“This event is about helping you see where you might be running into some problems and then connecting you with resources,” said Kelly Neville, Wellness Program co-ordinator at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre.
The screenings can be completed onsite with an iPad or on a piece of paper – whichever you prefer. The results will be confidential, so only you and the wellness professional reviewing the screening will see your responses.
How does a screening work?
1) Select the statement that fits how you have been thinking or behaving
2) Answer a brief set of questions about yourself and how you are feeling
3) Get comprehensive explanations about your moods and behaviours
4) Access informational materials about what you can do to help yourself
If you prefer to check in online on your own time, you can access a mental health screening here.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Landing, UC3018 (and surrounding areas)
Treats and therapy dogs onsite for your enjoyment