Calgary PSE institutions partner with counselling centre on depression screening initiative

October 9, 2014

The Calgary Counselling Centre has partnered with Calgary PSE institutions this week to host a new, online depression screening test. Today is National Depression Screening Day and organizers decided that the best way to reach young people is online. "We know that young people, university students, are highly vulnerable to depression. That's the age where it often shows up," said Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO of the Calgary Counselling Centre. "It's an opportune time to get young people involved, to get them to take the test." The anonymous screening test takes 5 minutes to complete, and although it does not provide a diagnosis, it highlights whether symptoms of depression are present and offers a referral for further evaluation. CBC