Marywood University to Hold Free and Confidential Mental Health Screenings Members News October 3, 2018 SCRANTON, PA (October 1, 2018)—Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center will offer free, confidential mental health screening on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, on the University’s campus. The free screenings are open to the public and to all ages. No fee and no appointments are necessary. All attendees will be given a depression screening and referrals for services will be offered when needed. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) will be utilized. The HDRS is the most widely used clinician-administered depression assessment scale, a tool that has proven successful in determining a patient’s level of depression assessment scale. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health screenings are just as important as getting regular check-ups with your doctor. The results of the screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD can provide insight into whether symptoms that are being experienced—sleeplessness, racing thoughts, confusing feelings, or something else—are a greater sign of a mental illness. For additional information about the free and confidential mental health screenings, please visit www.marywood.edu/psc/annual-screening-days.html, or call the Psychological Services Center at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6269.