Public Encouraged to Get “Check-up from the Neck Up!”
Denver, Colorado. October 3, 2014. October 9th is National Depression Screening Day! Knowing that 90% of people who die by suicide have some mental health condition – most often depression – an important component in “upstream” suicide prevention is regular mental health screenings. Screenings are one of the best low cost, high impact tools a workplaces, schools and health organizations can offer. Just like we screen for high blood pressure and cholesterol, we can also screen for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Screening helps us identify emerging problems early in their course of development and link people to resources to treat these problems before they become insurmountable.
To get free tools and media assets to help spread the word about this event visit: http://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/ndsd
To take your own depression screening visit: http://helpyourselfhelpothers.org/