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Spotting The Signs: National Depression Screening Day

depression screeningOne in four adults – approximately 61.5 million Americans – experience mental illness in a given year, however, 60 percent of adults and almost half of youth ages 8 to 15 with a mental illness do not seek the necessary treatment[1]. Routinely screening for depression and other mental illnesses could greatly reduce these numbers. It has been said that more than 80 percent of all cases of clinical depression can be treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both – but it first must be correctly diagnosed.

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National Depression Screening Day®

Screening for Mental HealthScreening for Mental Health offers National Depression Screening Day programs for the military, colleges and universities, community-based organizations and businesses.

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.

NDSD is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that provides referral information for treatment. Through the program, more than half a million people each year have been screened for depression since 1991.

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