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GSEHD Hosts National Depression Screening Day Services
The George Washington University’s Community Counseling Services Center housed in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development is offering a free, anonymous, education and screening program to assist in the public’s knowledge of depression and mental health treatment. As part of this free program, participants will complete a self-screening and have the opportunity to talk privately with a mental health professional. Educational tools such as pamphlets and brochures that include important mental health related information will be available, as well as referrals to local treatment and support resources for those who need further evaluation. The event is free and open to the public; no appointments necessary. Locations are outside of the Graudate School of Education and Human Development (2134 G St., NW) and on the first floor of the Marvin Center (800 21st St., NW).
National Depression Screening Day is a nationwide outreach, education and screening campaign that includes a one-day special event in October and year-round, online screenings. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends depression screening for all adults and, in particular, at-risk individuals, those with recent loss, stress, vague somatic symptoms, family/personal history of mental illness, chronic illness and clients who are post-partum. The founding sponsors of National Depression Screening Day are the American Psychiatric Association, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, McLean Hospital, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Institute of Mental Health and the National Mental Health Association.
The George Washington University’s Community Counseling Services Center is the clinical training facility for the master’s and doctoral students of the counseling programs at GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. The CCSC trains student interns to be professional counselors and provides services in the form of individual, couples, family, child and adolescent counseling to the Washington, D.C. community. An additional specialty of the CCSC is career counseling and the center offers a free 6-session career counseling package with the choice of three assessments for only $15 per assessment. The assessments include the Strong Interest Inventory, the Self Directed Search and the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator.