National Depression Screening Day
October 8th is National Depression Screening Day
This year commemorates the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day
Screenings in schools
Mental health professionals are using screenings as a way to identify potential physical and mental health conditions. Just as a blood pressure screen helps to detect warning signs, a mental health screening provides a quick and effective way to recognize students who are at risk for treatable mental health disorders.
Screening at work
Early detection, assessment, and treatment can have a significant impact on the lives of those who experience mental health issues. Not only can this prevent mental health problems from worsening, but it can also improve worker productivity and decrease the cost of providing health insurance.
Many community organizations are offering free screening for depression and other mental health issues