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Campus Outreach

National Depression Screening Day This national event is held on campus each October during Mental Illness Awareness Week and is designed to raise awareness of mental health issues, and to screen individuals for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Educational material is available during the event, as is referral information for individuals in need of mental health services.

National Alcohol Screening Day National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD)is a free public health event that provides anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders and offers educational materials about alcohol and health-related issues. NASD is an outreach promotional effort to reduce and prevent at-risk drinking. The event is open to campus and community members.

The screening form, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), asks participants about their drinking habits and if their behaviors have changed due to their drinking. Once the screening form is scored, participants have the opportunity to discuss the results with a mental health professional or University Health Services clinician. If appropriate, the participants receive referral information regarding support and/or treatment services both on campus and in the community. The screening process takes approximately 10-20 minutes for each participant.

Women’s Support Group Women’s Interpersonal Process and Support Group. This is a closed group that runs for one year and reopens (for new members) at start of each Fall term  Group members will be able to use this forum to:

  • Identify personal goals for improving interpersonal relatedness               
  • Give and receive supportive and constructive feedback about progress towards these goals               
  • Identify internal blocks which interfere with optimal interpersonal relatedness               
  • Receive and provide emotional support to/from other college and graduate student women facing the stressors of academic life.

Active Minds Active Minds is a peer education student organization focusing on providing awareness, education, and advocacy for mental health on the Kent State University campus. There are approximately 15 members (fall’08); seven members serve on the executive board. All campus chapters adhere to Active Minds, Inc. national mission and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues and strives to empower students to succeed in their academic endeavors and in their lives.

If you would like to join the Active Minds student organization or find out more about this group, please contact Sharon Briggs at (330) 672-8267 or

Various Workshops Psychological Services staff responds to requests for various presentations and workshops on a variety of topics aimed at increasing student retention and enhancing the living and learning community here at Kent State University.

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