SHARE WITH STUDENTS: This week’s U and I Care Fact – Depression
Remember, getting help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
- Similar to national trends in recent years, one of the most common concerns self-reported by students presenting at UIC's Counseling Center is depression.
- You may be experiencing irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep and appetite changes, and feelings of hopelessness.
- You are not alone. Treatment exists in the form of therapy and medication. You can start with a brief screening to determine if you should seek help.
- If you can, try to exercise and find someone to talk to.
- UIC Counseling Center can be a great place to start.
Brief screenings: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/uic
Counseling Center: https://counseling.uic.edu/
U and I Care Facts is an initiative from the Office of the Dean of Students, that is focused on providing you with weekly information on many topics including, exercise, healthy eating, self-compassion, stress and resilience, social connection, time management and more. Care Facts will be updated weekly and will contain tips and resources.