Would you know the signs of depression in a friend or family member?

National Depression Screening Day is October 11

  • National Depression Screening Day  10/11/12
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 10/7/12 – 10/13/12
  • National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding 10/9/12

Would you know the signs of depression in a friend or family member? Symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Feeling tired
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Trouble sleeping, waking up too early, or oversleeping
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Thoughts of death or suicide with or without suicide attempts
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Physical symptoms that defy standard diagnosis and do not respond well to medical treatments

Click here for a free, confidential, on-line depression screening tool

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first Mental Illness Awareness Week. Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. More than half a million people each year have been screened for depression since it began.

Less than one-third of adults and less than one-half of children with a diagnosed mental illness receive treatment. National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The more people know, the better they can help themselves or help their loved ones get the help and support they need.

For more information about National Depression Screening Day, visit these web sites:

NAMI

NDSD

If you or someone you know would benefit from addiction treatment or mental health services, please contact Aurora Behavioral Health Services at 877-666-7223 or visit our web site at Aurora Behavioral Health Services

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