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Online Depression Screening & Creative Writing in Counseling Good morning Student! This first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week and Thursday, October 7th is National Depression Screening Day. We at the IHCC Counseling Department would like to inform everyone that we offer an Online Mental Health Screening for depression as well as a number of other common mental health concerns. The screening can be accessed by students who have questions or concerns about whether to seek support for common, treatable mental health issues such as depression, alcohol, eating disorders and more. This online screening is free and confidential. It is offered so that you may find out – in a few minutes – whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Results are not shared with campus professionals.

  Access the Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening Mental Health Screening  »

After completing the survey, we encourage students to reach out to our IHCC counselors or another mental health provider in the community. Visit our counseling website for more information on scheduling an appointment as well as a list of community mental health resources.

Beginning October 14th, we are also starting a Mental Health in Creative Writing group. This group will focus on using creative writing, such as short stories, poems, and exercises, to learn about mental health areas like depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-love, and relationships. It will also provide tools to assist students in processing their own emotions and gaining support.

This group is open to all IHCC students and will meet every other Thursday, beginning October 14th. If you would like to join, or have any questions, please contact Vaughn Foster:  vaughn.foster@inverhills.edu. Please also watch for future opportunities this Fall and Spring semester to participate in Mental Health First Aid Training and Equity focused Mental Health Trainings. 

More information coming soon!

PTK MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

1.) Qualify for Membership

Students who complete at least 12 college-level credits, earn a 3.5 semester GPA in at least one semester, and who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 qualify for membership. If you are not sent an invitation to join contact ptk@inverhills.edu.

2.) Invitations Sent

Invitation emails and letters are sent to eligible students after the second week of fall and spring semester each year. The invitation will include instructions and your individual passcode needed to join.

3.) Join Online

Members pay a one-time membership fee and join using your passcode. If this fee is preventing you from joining instead apply for membership using our membership fee waiver application

4.) Induction and Get Involved!

We host an induction ceremony each semester. You must sign up to be inducted. Find out more by joining our meeting or take a look at our event calendar at inverhills.edu/ptk

PTK Membership Fee Waiver

Do not join first, we cannot reimburse paid fees.

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