Mental Health Online Screening

ULifeline offers students a mental health screening tool, information about mental health issues geared towards you, and resources for learning more and getting help. Screening options include alcohol and drugs, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, suicide, stress, cutting and more.  Be proactive about your mental health! 

Go to: http://www.ulifeline.org/iastate/

 

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many. 

Source: National Institute of Mental Health

 

Further Defining Depression

 

Resources

ISU Crisis Text Line

ISU Student Wellness

ISU Student Counseling Services

ISU Thielen Student Health Center

Community and Family Resources

Creative Counselling Services, Inc.

ISU Biofeedback Services

ISU Mind-Body Spa

ISU Let’s Talk

Marmalade the Therapy Dog!

ISU National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

ISU To Write Love On Her Arms