October 11 is National Depression Screening Day

Learn the signs, find the help

Posted Oct 06, 2018

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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.

National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990. Twenty-five years later, NDSD has expanded to thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, military agencies, hospital and city offices providing the program to the public each year.

This year’s theme, "Reach Out", focuses on connecting with those around you and finding support for yourself and others. Whether you tell one person, talk to a doctor or mental health professional or become an advocate for mental health awareness, it’s important to reach out to help yourself and help others.

Take an anonymous screening to see if you are struggling with depression here. 

And to help support the campaign, use by hashtags #NDSD and #ReachOut on your social media.