Life got you down? Counseling and Psychological Services October 11, 2012 Thursday is National Depression Screening Day. In recognition of this treatable health problem, St. Thomas’ Counseling and Psychological Services staff will offer free confidential screenings for depression from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Campus Way, second floor, Anderson Student Center.Complete a short inventory (as an individual or on behalf of someone else) and get information from a counselor regarding the results; also, stop by to learn more about depression or the available services at Counseling and Psychological Services.Don’t have time to stop by? Take the screening online and find information that can help you or a loved one.Nationally, approximately 30 percent of college students experience depression that interferes with their ability to enjoy life and perform to their potential. Symptoms of depression include:Frequent sad or “empty” moodsFeelings of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, helplessness or worthlessnessLoss of interest in activitiesSleeping too much or too littleChanges in appetiteDecreased energy or fatigueThoughts of death or suicideIncreased restlessness or irritabilityDifficulty concentrating or making decisionsPhysical symptoms, including headaches, stiffness or painIf you or an acquaintance are experiencing some of these symptoms, stop by the information table today.For more information visit the National Institute of Mental Health website or contact Counseling and Psychological Services in Room 356, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, (651) 962-6780.