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Feb. 21, 2001
 
SUNY OSWEGO TO OFFER
SCREENING FOR STREESS
OSWEGO -- Mental health professionals from SUNY Oswego's 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 Wednesday, March 7, as part of the National Anxiety Screening Disorders Week.
The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the formal lounge of Hewitt Union.
Participants in the stress and anxiety screening can to learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments of stress and anxiety through videos, slides and educational materials. They can complete an anonymous written screening test for anxiety and will have the opportunity to discuss the results with a mental health professional.
They may also experience a 10-minute mini-massage. Two newly licensed local massage therapists, Michelle Garcia and Margie Minor, will be available at the screening site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anxiety afflicts 23 million Americans and is considered the most common mental illness. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety disorders are treatable.
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CONTACT: Andrea Brown, counselor, Counseling Services Center, 312-4416

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