MS, PMHP, University of Nebraska Counseling Care counselor, 308.865.8248 OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org
People say college is supposed to be the “time of your life.”
“Students meet friends that last a lifetime, go to parties and have the freedom to do what they want,” said Amy Eigenberg, a counselor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, “but for many, adjusting to college life can be difficult. Many students are left feeling stressed, anxious, disconnected and alone.”
To help students cope, UNK Counseling Care, the campus counseling service, is offering screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that often go undiagnosed and are misunderstood.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, Counseling Care will be offering free, confidential screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. At the screening, students can fill out a questionnaire and talk with a counselor about their personal situations.
“Even if a student is just going through a bad couple of days, or know a friend who is having difficulty, they are invited to come and take advantage of the program and the services that are available on campus,” Eigenberg said. “Students may learn something that will help them or a friend in the future. Confidential screenings are also offered on the web at www.unk.edu/offices/counseling.
The screenings and information sessions will be held in the Nebraskan Student Union Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or students can call Counseling Care at (308) 865.8248 for more information.