Depression Screening Day Is October 8th
September 29, 2015
The first week of October is Mental Illness Week, and is filled with events and opportunities to address stigma, resources, and treatments of mental health disorders. National Depression Screening Day is the biggest day of this awareness week, as it is an opportunity for many people to get screened for depression.
National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to bring awareness to the issues of mental illness, and it was done so in a very effective way. National Depression Screening Day not only brings awareness to the prevalence of depression, but it also offers sufferers an opportunity to connect with others who are facing the same issues. The first National Depression Screening Day was held in 1990.
National Depression Screening Day is an event that is supported and followed by college campuses, community organizations, social networks, and military installations. The prevalence of the day being celebrated has expanded greatly, in the past few years, and we are excited to see more communities, campuses, and institutions participate in this. If you are suffering from depression, or think you may be, chat with a peer counselor here.