May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as many already know, mental health challenges can impact us all. Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. No one is immune from experiencing difficulties with their mental health. With proper screening, we can detect arising mental health concerns sooner than later, and with treatment, recovery is possible!
There are a number of ways to screen yourself for things like anxiety, depression, substance use concerns, and other mental health conditions.
Mental Health America offers a few screening tool:
WVU's main counseling center, Carruth, has an anonymous screening instrument online: Carruth Center (CCCPS) 2021-2022 - CCMH CCAPS Web Interface (psu.edu)
If you are an HSC student here for the summer, your BeWell team is always happy to sit down! You can schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the BeWell team by scanning this QR code:
For WVU faculty/staff, you can use the MHA screening instruments above or reach out to your Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) by calling 304-293-5590 or emailing FSAP@hsc.wvu.edu
If you are interested in learning more about Mental Health and why it’s important to bring awareness to something that impacts millions of individuals each year, feel free to read this great article by The Mental Health Foundation: Mental Health Month - Mental Health Foundation