The public is invited to Parkland College March 4 for Anxiety Screening Day, noon to 1 p.m. in Room D244. Information and assistance will be available for treating anxiety, the most common mental health issue in America today.
The information session, "Understanding and Treating Anxiety," will include a video and discussion from a panel of local mental health professionals on symptoms/treatment of anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, or generalized anxiety disorder.
Panelists will also answer audience questions and discuss ways to get help. Free confidential screenings will be available in Parkland's Counseling and Advising Center in Room U267 immediately following the program. Such screenings are available year-round at Parkland.
Parkland College, in conjunction with the Champaign-Urbana Mental Health Public Education Committee, is presenting this free session. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Klatsky in the Counseling and Advising Center, 217/351-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about anxiety disorders is available from the National Institute of Mental Health
. Freedom from Fear
, a national nonprofit mental illness advocacy organization, has excellent information. Additionally, information about mental health issues and local resources can be found on the Parkland student portal
under "Community Resources." This website also provides information about how students may obtain personal counseling services at Parkland, under "Personal Counseling for Current Students."