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More Than Books Weighing You Down

If you had a problem with one of your classes, you would talk to your academic advisor; if you were struggling at sports you would talk to your coach; but what if you found yourself feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Every academic year millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge of the resources available prevent many from seeking out the help they need. If you have been feeling down lately, you are not alone. According to a recent survey, 43 percent of college students report feeling so depressed they could not function. In order to help students cope, the Counseling Services Office at the University of West Alabama offers screenings for depression and a range of common mental health concerns that often go undiagnosed and are misunderstood. Depression can impair your ability to sleep, eat, study, and get along with others. If you are having a hard time coping, you want to participate in a free online screening to determine if the symptoms you a presenting require professional assistance.

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