WSU to Host Depression Awareness Activities

OGDEN, Utah –  Cara Kahn from MTV’s 2001 “The Real World: Chicago” will speak at Weber State University Oct. 5 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater in conjunction with several activities scheduled to celebrate National Depression Awareness and Screening Day.

Kahn, who openly struggled with depression as a participant on the show, will speak about symptom recognition and treatment at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. Kahn’s presentation, which is also part of the Convocations Lecture Series, is free to the public.

The event, which is sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services Center, the Student Health Center and the Health Education/Drug and Alcohol Program, will also offer students the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a mental health professional for free from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Shepherd Union 338-340. There will also be information available about depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Games, refreshments and prizes will also be available.

Dianna K. Rangel, Counseling & Psychological Services Center director

(801) 626-6406 ·

Nikki Nicholas
, coordinator for Student Programs
(801) 626-7850 ·



Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 •