Anxiety Screening Day – 9/26/12

September 24, 2012

Dear Millersville University Community:

What do Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg, and 17 million Americans have in common? They have all suffered from an anxiety disorder, America’s most common form of mental illness. These individual can experience a variety of symptoms which can include panic attacks, checking and rechecking behaviors, and persistent and uncontrollable worry and anxiety in social situations.

To help students learn more about anxiety disorders, their symptoms, and effective treatments the Counseling Center will sponsor National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day (NADSD) on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. The goal of the screening is to inform participants about the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders and to help them determine if further evaluation and treatment might be helpful.

The program will include the following for students who attend:

• Viewing a video on Anxiety Disorders

• Filling out an Anxiety Disorders screening questionnaire

• Meeting privately with a trained clinician to discuss the results of their questionnaire; possible referral for further evaluation if appropriate

• Picking up informational sheets and pamphlets on anxiety disorders

The entire process will take approximately 20 minutes depending on the number of students participating at that time. All questionnaires and interviews are done anonymously and confidentially.

Two sessions will be available: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MU students may stop by the 3rd floor of Lyle Hall (Counseling Center) for the screening. Students are welcome to come at any time during these two time periods on Wednesday, September 26th.

In addition, the Counseling Center will sponsor a workshop on learning hands-on strategies to deal with anxiety on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Lyle Hall meeting room #5 (second floor). This program is open to all MU students even if they did not attend the screening. A healthy snack will be provided.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Joseph Lynch at 872-3122 if you have any questions.


Joseph F. Lynch, Ph.D.
Counseling and Human Development
NADSD Coordinator

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