Campus offers screening for stress, anxiety

Mental health professionals from the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center 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 a part of the National Anxiety Screening Program on March 2.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the formal lounge of Hewitt Union. It will be open to the public free of charge.

Participants at the SUNY Oswego Stress and Anxiety Screening will be able to learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments of stress and anxiety through videos and educational materials. They can complete an anonymous written screening test for anxiety and discuss the results with a mental health professional.

Two licensed local massage therapists, Monica Garner and RoseMarie Cerklewich, will be on hand to offer participants a 10-minute mini-massage.

Anxiety disorders, which afflict an estimated 23 million Americans, include panic disorders, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. There are many options for treating these disorders.

For more information, call the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center at 312-4416.

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(Posted: Feb 15, 2005)