Recent statistics have revealed that nearly seven percent of college students become depressed each year. Annual depression screenings, which are held on college campuses across the nation, may help to reduce this statistical deluge and prevent the detrimental permeation of this increasingly prevalent depressive condition. On Nov. 7, St. Olaf counselors offered concerned and downhearted students the chance to examine themselves through a depression screening held in Buntrock Commons.
St. Olaf recently became the first college campus in the state of Minnesota to have a certified chapter of MADD. SOMADD (St. Olaf-Mothers Against Drunk Driving), as the organization is called, is the second college chapter in the United States.