The University of New Mexico Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) is offering free mental health screenings for UNM students on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at SHAC on Main Campus and at the UNM Law School on North Campus.

Screenings provide a free, anonymous, simple option. Whether for depression or other mental health issues, a screening helps you understand your state of mind and ascertains whether seeking further assistance might be wise.

Students complete a written self-assessment and meet one-on-one with a mental health professional. Those who appear to need further evaluation will be referred to campus resources.

Note: A screening test is not a substitute for a complete evaluation, but it can help you learn if your symptoms are consistent with anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Free, anonymous screenings are also available online at Self Help Tools.

If you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately, a simple, confidential questionnaire can determine what is wrong and what you can do. For information, call SHAC Counseling Services at 277-3136.