Free Mental Health Screenings Feb. 3

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2010) – As part of University of Kentucky Suicide Prevention Week, UK Counseling and Testing will offer free and anonymous mental health screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the lobby of the William T. Young Library. Anyone is welcome to be screened for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and other mental health concerns.
Untreated depression is a leading cause of suicide. On average, a young person (ages 15-24) dies by suicide every two hours and five minutes in the United States.
For more information on UK Suicide Prevention Week, contact project coordinator Carrie Schurtz at In the case of a suicide emergency for yourself or someone you care about, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-274-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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