“During their time in college, most students learn the importance of looking out for their own health.
However, some miss the connection that their mental well-being is just as important as keeping a regular exercise regimen or eating the right diet…
Paul Furtaw, associate director of counseling services, likened the kiosks to the blood pressure measuring machines seen at the back of drug stores.
“You don’t need to be a licensed clinician,” he said. “You can just be a lay person finding out about yourself.”
The kiosks support screening for six different mental health issues: Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse or eating disorders. All of the screenings are available online.”