Depression and Anxiety

Almost everyone can cite a time in their lives where they've felt down or not quite themselves. When does melancholy or "the blues" turn into depression? It's important to know when to seek help.  When in doubt, come in and explore your options. 


How to Know If You Are Depressed


We all know that everybody feels down or pessimistic from time to time.  That's normal.  Many people wonder, "When does feeling down cross the line into depression?"  If you are wondering, contact the SD Mines counselors to assist with that determination.  Our staff can help you look at your specific experience (frequency, severity and duration) and talk with you about your symptoms to design a personalized plan to manage and provide to your set needs.

Or try the following online self-assessment -- -- as in initial step and follow up with our SD Mines counseling staff.  


Some anxiety, worry, and stress are a part of most people's life today.  But simply experiencing anxiety or stress in and of itself does not mean you have an anxiety disorder.  In fact, anxiety is a necessary warning signal of a dangerous or difficult situation.  Without anxiety, we would have no way of anticipating difficulties ahead and preparing for them.

Anxiety becomes of concern when the symptoms begin to interfere with our daily lives and our ability to function.  Contact the SD Mines counseling staff to discuss your symptoms and to design an individualized plan to meet your needs.

Or try the following online self assessment -- -- as an initial step and follow up with our SD Mines counseling staff.

Need Help?

We have a staff of counselors available to help you, anytime.

Office Phone: 605-394-1924
Counseling Email:
Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

Duane Kavanaugh
Director of Counseling
394-1924 or 394-6988  

Kettie Rindelaub
394-1924 or 394-2719