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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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October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

October is national depression awareness monthThis year during October’s National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month the celebration for World Mental Health Day is on October 10th at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise public awareness on mental health issues. The theme chosen this year is “Mental Health and Older Adults, Addressing a Growing Concern” and the topic could not be more significant. The number of people ages 60 and up is over 800 million worldwide; our world population has never been so mature.

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World Mental Health Day

World Federation of Mental HealthTMS NeuroHealth Centers is proud to celebrate World Mental Health Day. This is the 20th anniversary of this special day. We have been working hard over the past year to promote TMS Therapy as a new treatment for depression. We have had many friends who have successfully completed their treatment and gotten the lives back on track.

I blog for World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.

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