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The statistics are astounding. More than 4 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorder. An estimated one in ten Americans suffers from depression each year. More than five million American adults experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and one in every one hundred adults are affected by Bipolar Disorder.

“These conditions adversely effect the mental health of millions of people daily,” explains Karen Cox, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Outreach Counselor at Governors State University in University Park. “It is important to discover if the feelings that impact our everyday lives are treatable symptoms of mental health disorders.”

To help people identify the possibility that they are suffering from one of these conditions, Governors State University is offering free depression screenings as part of National Depression Screening Day on October 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Student Development Office.