How do I figure out what my next step is?

We've all been in situations where we have asked ourselves that same question.  Sometimes the option is clear – you need help with student loans so you seek financial aid – while other times the answer lies completely out of reach. 
Below we have linked several self-assessments for the most frequently occuring areas of student distress. Remember, these are self-assessments – they are intended to assist you interpreting your situation and ascertaining a direction.  They are not intended as a form of diagnosis, medical evaluation, or to replace meeting with a qualified professional to discuss your concerns.  


Some people feel sad or generally down while depressed, while others describe it as all feelings being muted. Here is a list of symptoms related to depression from the Mayoclinic: sadness, irritability, feeling negative and worthless, anger, poor performance or poor attendance in class, feeling misunderstood and extremely sensitive, using recreational drugs or alcohol, eating or sleeping too much, self-harm, loss of interest in normal activities, and avoidance of social interaction.

If any of these apply to you, consider taking this self-assessment on depression.  Your score will appear at the top of the page after it is submitted. Your information is not tracked (including IP address) and all results are entirely anonymous. Once you receive your score, check below for a scoring guide.

Remember: If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact campus security at (304) 367-4357, dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help.

 Score  Depression Severity
0 to 4 points  None - Minimal
5 to 9 points Mild
10 to 14 points Moderate
15 to 19 points Moderately Severe
20 to 27 points Severe

Note: All information contained in and produced this self-assessment is provided for educational purposes only. This information should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE CLINICAL JUDGMENT OR GUIDE INDIVIDUAL PATIENT CARE IN ANY MANNER.