OSWEGO – Mental health professionals from the
Counseling Services Center at SUNY Oswego will offer local residents
the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and
anxiety and to participate in a free screening as part of the National
Anxiety Screening Disorders Week on Wednesday, March 3. The program
will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the formal lounge of Hewitt
Participants will be able to learn about the causes,
symptoms and treatments of stress and anxiety through videos, slides
and educational materials. Individuals can complete an anonymous
written screening test for anxiety and discuss the results with a
mental health professional.
They will also have an opportunity to experience a
10-minute mini-massage. Two licensed massage therapists, Sue Parisian
and RoseMarie Cerklewich, will be available at the screening site from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anxiety disorders, which afflict an estimated 23
million Americans, include panic disorder, social phobia, generalized
anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic
stress disorder. There are many options for treating anxiety.