West Virginia Universitys Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is offering free, confidential depression screenings from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair.

College is a time to learn new things, make friends and enjoy the freedom of living away from home. But it can also be challenging, Carruth Center officials said, and its possible to feel anxious, angry, sad and distracted.

If students are having a difficult time coping or if they have not been feeling like themselves lately, they are encouraged to get a depression screening, WVU psychologist Sue Hodgson said.

Come assess your moods, get feedback from a counselor and gather information about depression and anxiety,she said.If you feel fine, but you have a friend you are concerned about, you can also speak with a counselor and pick up information. What you learn may help you or your friend remember how good college life can be.

For more information, visit the Carruth Center on the third floor of the Student Services Center, next door to the Mountainlair on the Downtown Campus.

The Carruth Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Some group sessions and individual appointments are held in the evenings. For after-hours emergencies, call 304-293-4431.

More on the Net: http://www.wvu.edu/~cocenter/