National Depression Awareness Day is Oct. 8

Have you ever wondered what depression is or if you have ever experienced it? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 16 million U.S. adults – almost 7% of the population – has had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

Common symptoms of depression include:

  • feeling down
  • feeling irritable
  • trouble sleeping
  • difficulty concentrating
  • becoming uninterested in things that once brought you joy

Depression does not discriminate. People of any age, race, orientation, and socioeconomic or ethnic background can experience depression. If you think you are experiencing depression we encourage you to complete an online screening.

If you are interested in discussing your screening results with a UWM mental health professional, feel free to sign up online for a virtual Let’s Talk consultation with University Counseling Services staff. You can also explore self-guided mental health programs through SilverCloud. SilverCloud is an online, interactive and free resource available to all UWM students.

University Counseling Services offers a wide variety of counseling and psychiatric services to UWM students. Please see University Counseling Services webpages or call 414-229-4133 for more information.

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