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National Depression Screening Day

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Advocates
October 8, 2020

It’s important to get the right help when you need it. This National Depression Screening Day, take a depression screening and learn more about your mental health. Like screenings for other medical conditions, depression screenings should be a routine part of your healthcare. Will you get screened today?

Why It Matters

  • Depression screening tools are a great way to check in around your mental health and to get connected to effective supports and services. Depression is a serious, yet common, condition that affects more than 16 million American adults each year.
  • Only about a third (35.3%) of those who identify struggling with depression seek treatment from a mental health professional.
  • Depression affects everyone and impacts people across diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Free Depression Screenings

Thursday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All are welcome to participate in a free depression screening, which will be offered via Zoom. Join at any time that is convenient for you to meet with a clinician one-on-one.

Learn more: www.Advocates.org/DepressionScreening

Additional Resources

  • Advocates Community Counseling
    • If you need help coping with the stresses of everyday life or are facing mental health challenges, our compassionate team of counselors and clinicians are here for you. We currently offer our full range of outpatient services via Telehealth.
  • The Living Room
    • This is a non-clinical, welcoming space for individuals dealing with emotional distress. Visitors can walk in and connect with a peer specialist on the spot or call for 24-hour phone support.
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
    • The PES team is available 24 hours a day to offer support and connections to resources and services for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Advocates Virtual Support Groups
    • Led by members of Advocates Peer Specialist Team, these non-clinical groups focus on an array of topics and offer emotional and mental health support as well as social connection. 

 

Sources:

[1] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings, NSDUH Series H-49, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4887. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

[1] Pratt LA, Brody DJ. Depression in the U.S. household population, 2009–2012. NCHS data brief, no 172. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.[2] Pratt LA, Brody DJ. Depression in the U.S. household population, 2009–2012. NCHS data brief, no 172. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.