National Depression Screening Day
October 8th is National Depression Screening Day
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this important event
Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. It began as a way to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services.
“NDSD provides free, anonymous screening for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as referral to treatment resources if warranted. Screenings are held both online and in-person.”
Understanding you are not alone may give you the confidence to seek help. According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people from all ages suffer from depression. Depression is projected to become the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2020.”
You don’t have to wait until NDSD to get connected to services. The USNH Employee Assistance Program can help any time.