WICHITA FALLS, TX - Dozens of Midwestern State University students participated in this years depression screening day.
Every year on national suicide awareness month, MSU’s counseling center along with the psychology department host this event on campus to remind students help is out there.
Those with the counseling center said every year the number of students who participate in the screening increases, which they consider it as a good thing.
“It’s a good problem to have because if we know about them and we’re seeing them that’s time spent with them getting help, and not time with them locking themselves in their dorm rooms and being alone with those problems,” said Zachary Zoet, a license professional counselor intern.
Next week, students will learn the signs and symptoms of suicide and hear the story of Josh Rivedal, an innovator in mental health.
The event will be held Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Comanche Suites in Clark Student Center.
If you wish to get in contact with a counselor you can reach them at 940-397-4618.