Del Mar’s Counseling Center provided depression screenings and consultations for students in honor of National Depression Screening Day.
Students on Oct. 10 had the chance to receive a depression screening, which consists of filling out a questionnaire that asks about topics such as loss of appetite, interests and sleep.
The center’s office assistant, Madison Robinson, had been with the counselors to discuss what they can provide and to answer any questions students may have had.
“If a student comes up, one of our counselors will let them do the questionnaire. Once they are done the counselors will score it with them, discuss their results, and based on the results they will talk about pursuing counseling,” Robinson said.
Del Mar student Veronica Chavarria met with the counselors and took a screening test.
She said she had been going through a depressed phase as things tend to trigger her and make her overthink them every now and then.
“I’ve never tried the counseling here but I think it’s something that I will try out this semester, and I am kind of excited about that,” Chavarria said.
If students feel the need or are curious in pursuing counseling at Del Mar, the center does provide free and confidential sessions for individuals, couples and groups.
They offer help for those who struggle with eating concerns, test anxiety, changes in life, and will provide strategies for handling mental health problems.
The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays.
They are located in the Harvin Center Room 223A on East Campus and the Health Science Building 1 Room 262 on West Campus. They can be reached at 361-698-1586.