"Finding Hope: Depression and Faith" panel and expo on October 9

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Panel, expo on October 9 from 3-6 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dining Room

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Malone University will host a mental health panel and expo to correspond with National Depression Screening Day on October 9 from 3-6 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dining Room on Malone’s campus.

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“Depression is the leading cause of disability among adults,” said Chrissy Fratena, clinical instructor of nursing at Malone. “A recent survey showed that more than 80 percent of college students rate themselves as overly-stressed, so we want to provide an opportunity to the Malone community and the general public to learn more about depression and stress management options.”

Five expert panelists, including Margaret Halter, Ph.D., and several Malone nursing faculty members, will facilitate a discussion titled “Finding Hope: Depression and Faith” from 4-5 p.m. Halter also authored the textbook Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach

A stress management health expo will feature booths with information about massage therapy, yoga, nutrition, exercise, acupuncture and art/music therapy. Aultman Behavioral Health counselors will offer free depression screenings.