Counseling Center to Host Mental Health Screening Day March 31

March 28, 2022 | Events, News, UToday
By Tyrel Linkhorn

The University of Toledo will host a free mental health screening day on Thursday, March 31, to promote early detection of mental health issues and raise awareness of on-campus resources.

The event, organized by the University Counseling Center, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Parks Tower Cafe on Main Campus.

“Mental health is health,” said Dr. La Tasha Sullivan, director of the Counseling Center. “Just like how we encourage people to have routine physical exams, we also need to attend to our mental and emotional wellbeing. It’s important for early detection of issues and to give people a point of reference for the future.”

Guided mental health self-assessments will be available for attendees using a provided tablet or on their own mobile device via a QR code. UToledo counselors also will be on hand to answer questions and discuss next steps for individuals who may want to pursue mental health services.

In addition, there will be free food and giveaways, mindfulness crafts and exercise tutorials and therapy dogs.

The event is primarily for students, but faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The mental health screening day is an extension of a pilot program the Counseling Center provided in the fall as part of the Rocket Health Fair.

“We found that students really loved the screenings and we wanted to expand the opportunity,” Sullivan said. “This is a great way for us to engage with the campus community, talk about the importance of preventative self-care and support and empower our students by connecting them to available resources and services.”

The Counseling Center also will host mental health screenings on Health Science Campus from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in Mulford Library Room 420. Attendees will be able to make their own essential oil roll-on.

The University Counseling Center, located in the University Health Center, offers students free and confidential mental health, counseling and case management services.

In addition to one-on-one and group services, the Counseling Center’s website offers many online resources, including self-help toolkits on depression and anxiety, smartphone applications and resources specifically for underrepresented students.

Faculty and staff can receive support and counseling services through the University’s Employee Assistance Program.

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