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This release prepared by the Office of Enrollment Systems and Community Outreach.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,
Laura Martin, Public Relations Assistant, 646-1817,

Tri-County to Conduct Free Mental Health Screenings November 15


(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- As part of Better Living Day (observed Wednesday, November 15), a Tri-County Technical College abnormal psychology class will conduct a free mental health screening.  The event will be held from 12:20 - 2:20 in the Student Center and is free and open to the public.

Two certified mental health counselors will evaluate the screenings, and persons who are identified as at risk or in crisis will be directed to professionals in the mental health care system. 

These screening events are designed to call attention to mood and anxiety disorders and to educate the public about symptoms and effective treatments.  They also offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for the disorders and to connect those in need of treatment to the mental health care system.

Each fall, thousands of health care providers throughout the country conduct events that reach roughly 200,000 individuals with educational resources, and screen more than 100,000 people for mood and anxiety disorders.  In addition, more than 350,000 mood and anxiety disorder screenings will be conducted this year through  year-round, interactive (online) screening programs.  The website for information about all on-site and online screenings is

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Scott West at 646-1384.